The Lamb House – A Refuge from Fire and Storm

The Lamb House stands on a hill next to the Church and faces River Road and the Narraguagus River

The Lamb House stands on a hill next to the Church and faces River Road and the Narraguagus River

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The Lamb House began life in the middle of the 19th century as a 3-story, single family home on a hill overlooking the Narraguagus River in Cherryfield.  Its current mission as a shelter began in 2013, when the Cherryfield Congregational Church purchased the empty and neglected property.   At a church meeting, parishioner Mark Richmond suggested that they turn the house into a shelter for families that had been burned out of their homes.  Winter fires are particularly common in the region, and the idea caught on. A committee was formed to determine its feasibility and the Lamb House Project began.

Using volunteer labor, donations and grants, The Lamb House was renovated into a dwelling that can comfortably house a family through four seasons.  In 2015, the Lamb House Project welcomed the first resident family.

In 2017, the Lamb House Project changed its name to The Lamb House, Inc. and became an independent charitable organization with its own governing Board of Directors. It is now a 501c3 tax exempt organization.

The Lamb House Board of Directors continues to maintain and improve the Lamb House, raise funds to keep it going, and also manage those who use the home as a temporary shelter.

This history of the Lamb House comes from the Lamb House website which can be accessed from the link below.  

http://www.thelambhouse.org

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