Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.
Lynne’s House is focused on women coming out of jail, divorce, domestic abuse or mental health struggles where they can find healing and spiritual restoration. A newly renovated halfway house dedicated by LifeHouse Church.
Inspiration for Lynne’s House dates back to December 2008, when Rod Aguillard’s oldest daughter succumbed to depression and took her own life.
Lynne Aguillard Venus battled bipolar disorder for more that two decades, enduring long periods of manic highs and crushing lows. After getting a divorce, she lived as a single parent in a cottage behind her father’s house and showed vast improvement in the months leading up to her passing.
On the day she took her life, Lynne was all smiles and back at work as a hairdresser. When the news arrived of Lynne her family was left shocked.
Stephen , pastor of LifeHouse Church, brother of Lynne Aguillard Venus approached his father with a suggestion to start a Lynne’s House for women who need help and guidance to get back onto their feet.
Rod Aguillard saw Lynne’s House become reality with the help of a $20,000 donation from the Network of Related Pastors, an organization he ministers through.
“They knew that Lynne’s House is my heart,” Rod Aguillard said. “ It’s the memory of my daughter, knowing her death is not in vain. We’re going to see ladies rescued, and we feel like it’s the first of several Lynne’s Houses.”
(The above article was written by Brooke Robichaux)
Since the above article, Lynne’s House has welcomed two occupants and has opened a second Lynne’s House. Land has been purchased and plans are being made for more Lynne’s Houses.
To be an occupancy of Lynne’s House all applicants will go through an interview process through which two requirements must be met: Women must be fully detoxed from drug use and must be healthy enough to seek employment.
Ladies staying in the home are required to attend LifeHouse’s Celebrate Recovery program on Thursday’s held at 7p.m. to promote overcoming hurts, habits and hang-ups, Sunday services beginning at 10a.m., and Sunday night prayer starting at 6p.m.
During the six-month stay with a $200 charge beginning the second month to help cover cost. Women aren’t left stranded. LifeHouse Church members are on hand to help with financing, job searches and spiritual maturity.
“We’ll have ladies work with them during their stay to show them the love of Christ,” Rod Aguillard said. “We want to restore them to having productive lives so they can get the healing they need and get finances in line to save for an apartment.”
Lynne’s House is accepting applications for women in distress. To begin the application process please contact us at 985.212.0029.
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