How Eden Village Harrisburg Began

Every new Eden Village adds to the legacy we’re building together.

The beginning of Eden Village of Harrisburg dates back several years. In 2019, three families formed a small group of like-minded people who were looking to put their faith into action. It was not enough for them to simply go to church and be good people. They wanted to really live out what they believe it means to follow Jesus. At first, they really didn’t know what it would look like to be part of a group like this, but they decided to try to be intentional about serving one another’s needs and looking for opportunities to serve together in the community. One of the things that the families have in common is real estate.

Each family is involved in real estate in one way or another, so the group decided that they would focus on finding a strategy to serve the community through meeting housing related needs. No other group has greater housing needs than the 400 or so individuals that make up the homeless population in the city of Harrisburg. After spending some time serving the homeless by delivering food and clothing items both at shelters and visiting Tent City, they realized that there are many organizations that are doing great work in providing the practical daily needs of the homeless. Yet, the biggest need of all has yet to find a long-term solution – housing.

The Eden Village Story

The why and how of the Eden Village concept.
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The Eden Village Story

The why and how of the Eden Village concept.
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Eden Village of Harrisburg Timeline

Business Building & Land Searching Begins

We knew that to be able to make this dream a reality, we needed to start sharing our mission with Harrisburg residents, business owners and the city and county. So, the real work starts here.
February, 2022
January, 2022

501(c)(3) Approved

The Qavah Group is officially official.

Not-For-Profit Paperwork Started

The Qavah Group, though has been formed, knew it needed 501©(3) status to truly help their city and its residents.
July, 2021
March, 2021

The Qavah Group Meets with Eden Village

Eden Village was the concept that The Qavah Group was seeking to make a difference in transitioning our homeless friends from the streets (or tent cities) to a home. We reached out to discuss concept and game plan of how to make Eden Village a reality in Harrisburg.

The Eden Village Concept is Discovered

This is where our journey fully started taking shape. We knew we wanted to house the homeless but didn’t know how. We then picked up the NAR Realtor Magazine, Good Neighbor issue and found our answer, Eden Village.
November, 2020
February, 2022

Business Building & Land Searching Begins

We knew that to be able to make this dream a reality, we needed to start sharing our mission with Harrisburg residents, business owners and the city and county. So, the real work starts here.
January, 2022

501(c)(3) Approved

The Qavah Group is officially official.
July, 2021

Not-For-Profit Paperwork Started

The Qavah Group, though has been formed, knew it needed 501©(3) status to truly help their city and its residents.
March, 2021

The Qavah Group Meets with Eden Village

Eden Village was the concept that The Qavah Group was seeking to make a difference in transitioning our homeless friends from the streets (or tent cities) to a home. We reached out to discuss concept and game plan of how to make Eden Village a reality in Harrisburg.
November, 2020

The Eden Village Concept is Discovered

This is where our journey fully started taking shape. We knew we wanted to house the homeless but didn’t know how. We then picked up the NAR Realtor Magazine, Good Neighbor issue and found our answer, Eden Village.

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