Past, Present, and Future - Our Story
A House for Sarah Kathryn
In May of 1995, Hank and Melissa decided to build a special, totally handicapped-accessible home for Sarah Kathryn. They lovingly designed every detail of the elegant brick ranch-style home with her needs in mind. Nestled into the woods in York County, the home was just four doors away from the Teague home.
Sarah Kathryn and her parents shared many special times and built a full heart of memories in that home. However, on April 13, 1998, the Lord decided it was time to grace heaven with the presence of the Hillard’s miracle child. Sarah Kathryn moved to her new address in God’s house.
A Dream Becomes Reality
In the meantime, the Teague family had begun to pray about Jessica’s future. In October of 1998, God laid it upon the hearts of the Teagues to establish a ministry, Jessica and Friends Community.
The vision was to establish faith-based homes for those with special needs where Christ’s love would be accessible to all. A Board of Directors was formed. A mission statement was written and by-laws were established. Jessica & Friends Community was chartered as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.