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Adopt A Family for Christmas 2015

We still have a few remaining families that need adoption for Christmas.  We have fifteen children ranging from infant to teenager who could use a gift or two or three to make it a happy Christmas day.  If you feel you could help, please give us a call at 410.275.2194 for specifics. Thank you!

Cecil Whig 11/16/2015

Deep Roots dedicates education center Posted: Sunday, November 15, 2015 8:08 pm | Updated: 2:01 pm, Mon Nov 16, 2015. By Cheryl Mattix EARLEVILLE — Joy and gratitude took center stage Saturday afternoon as residents and supporters gathered at Clairvaux Farm to dedicate an education building aimed at changing lives of families in the community who face homelessness. The newly dedicated education center has been a long time coming for Deep Roots at Clairvaux Farm. Deep Roots took over the 20-acre farm in January 2014 after previous owner Continue reading →

Thanksgiving & Christmas – Holiday Events

Below is our schedule of holiday events and service for the families of our community experiencing homelessness or otherwise in need. We welcome your participation in any of these activities and programs, or just to come and be part of the fellowship! Please call the office for more information. • November 14th – Open House and Dedication of Children’s Educational Building will be from 1 pm to 4 pm with the Dedication Service at 3 pm. Our speaker for the Dedication is Wayne Gilchrest, Member Continue reading →

Our Fall 2015 Letter

Fall Letter 2015 (hardcopy download) Dear Mission Partners: We are writing to you, as we anticipate the coming colder months. We need, and are so very grateful for, your ongoing support and partnership to make our work possible. Coming out of a very busy summer, in which our shelter has been full to overflowing, our cash is very low and our need is growing as we look toward the coming winter season. Deep Roots’ mission is not primarily a program, rather it is a passion: Continue reading →

Pressing Summer Needs

Please help as you can to re-stock our kitchen, bathroom, cleaning & personal hygiene needs. As Clairvaux Farm is currently filled over capacity with families, and we have a steady stream of mission trips and work groups, our need has quickly outpaced the supplies we had on hand.  Anything you or your church or group can do to help right now would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks! Dish Detergent Mr. Clean Bathroom cleaning supplies Disinfecting Wipes Liquid Laundry Detergent Clorox Hand Soap Refill (non-foamiing) Paper Towels Continue reading →

Update for May, 2015

• Clairvaux Farm is full to overflowing with 11 families experiencing homelessness who are currently in residence. In the past year and a half we have made outstanding progress in our mission, particularly at Clairvaux Farm. When we began there in January, 2014 we faced the daunting task of repairing, renovating, and reconstructing all the residence buildings. As of May, 2015 these renovations are complete and we have achieved out housing capacity of 10 homeless families with children (yes, we accept even more when we Continue reading →

Spring 2015 Newsletter

Link to Deep Roots’ Spring 2015 Newsletter:  Spring Newsletter 2015 It’s been a busy Winter season! We have five families experiencing homelessness in residence at Clairvaux Farm, and as you read this a Mission Trip group from Nazareth College (Rochester, NY) is working hard with local volunteers to [at last!] complete the renovations on our final four family rooms in the Residence Building and we will reach full capacity. We have been working hard for months to reach this point, gathering funds and volunteers. It Continue reading →


Dear Friends of Deep Roots at Clairvaux Farm: New Year’s Day is significant for us because it marks the first complete year that Deep Roots has had its home at Clairvaux Farm. On January 1 of 2014 we celebrated the re-opening of Clairvaux Farm with a Worship Service in the chapel – a celebration of the wonder that together we were able to find a way to something very beautiful and hopeful, especially for families with children who are experiencing homelessness. Together we have had Continue reading →