About the Village
Our Mission is to exemplify Christ’s direction “No Greater Love” by taking care of retired ministers, missionaries, low-income seniors, widows, and the disabled that are able to live independently by providing affordable housing, food, and utilities in a safe secure Christian environment.
In 1946 Arnold and Eva Kernan saw a need left by the Second world war, orphans. So, they founded the Christian Children’s Home in Boise, ID. It immediately filled to capacity and at the same time they had another dream that was an apparent need.
Ministers who when they retired had no home, (they had lived in parsonages) no retirement, and meager social security if any, missionaries who had to return to the U.S. with no means, Christian workers who had given a life of service who were literally left on the street.
In 1977 the Children’s Home moved to the Ranch setting, leaving 8.03 acres with houses on North 36th Street vacant. The homes were remodeled in to 26 one- and two-bedroom apartments there is a central dining hall on the property. Boise Christian Homes, Inc. had a dream, it came in to being, a Children’s Home and a community for Senior Saints, an overlooked population then as overlooked as it is still today.
What We Offer
We're a non-profit organization that provides safe and affordable housing in a community of faith.
The Village provides apartments and homes on 8 1/2 acres for Christian independent-living elderly i.e. retiring ministers, missionaries and/or their spouses, elders, deacons, teachers & laypersons who worked in God's service and were unable to set aside retirement funds.
We have 1-bedroom apartments for singles, as well as 2 and 3, bedroom units.