Evangelical Homes of Michigan Completes Acquisition of St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center in Farmington Hills


As part of its growth strategy, Ann Arbor-based Evangelical Homes of Michigan, a nonprofit organization that provides services to seniors and their families in southeast Michigan, has been renamed EHM Senior Solutions, launched a new foundation, and purchased new facilities.

“Our new facilities, products, and services are being designed to successfully carry EHM through its next century of operations and beyond,” says Denise Rabidoux, president and CEO of EHM.

The organization announced it has completed the acquisition of the 31-acre former facility of the St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center in Farmington Hills from St. John Providence Hospital. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

EHM will develop the purchased land into a senior living community, which will offer adult day programs, independent living, assisted living, and brownstone condominiums, as well as memory loss, residential, and family support services.

Construction of the site is expected to begin in early 2018 and will be complete in 2020. Royal Oak-based Fusco, Shaffer, and Pappas will work as the consulting architect on the project.

Earlier this summer, EHM announced that it had taken ownership of the St. Joseph Mercy Saline Health building in Saline from St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor.

Since 2011, EHM had been leasing 22,000 square feet of the building to operate a short-term rehabilitation center. Now, EHM is redeveloping the rest of the Saline facility into its Center for Innovation and Education, which will operate as a residential facility when it opens this fall.

The organization is running a capital campaign, which will remain active until July 2017, to raise funds for the creation of the center.

“From the premier senior community soon to be underway in Farmington Hills, to the Center for Innovation and Education already underway in Saline, to the introduction of the Evangelical Homes of Michigan Foundation, which will benefit seniors across (Southeast) Michigan, the newly named EHM Senior Solutions is positioned to do precisely that … provide a full range of health, wellness, and lifestyle solutions for today’s and tomorrow’s seniors,” Rabidoux says.

In addition, EHM has launched the Evangelical Homes of Michigan Foundation, a new nonprofit corporation to support the organization’s people, programs and projects. The foundation, which aims to raise $12.5 million by 2021, is forming its governing board.

Founded nearly 140 years ago, EHM works with more than 5,500 seniors annually. Over the past 10 years, it has provided $18 million in charitable support and services.