Do More At Ellmore

Front of the Ellmore Farmhouse

Creating a Community Integration Program

The ServiceSource Foundation is raising $660,000 to complete renovations on the historic Ellmore Farmhouse at Frying Pan Farm Park – and we need your help to Do More at Ellmore!

ServiceSource is excited to use the Ellmore Farmhouse to open our first Long-Term Community Integration Services program in Herndon, VA.
 
Ellmore Farmhouse at Frying Pan Farm Park is a historical property that was awarded to ServiceSource Virginia through the Fairfax County Park Authority’s Residential Curator program.  This new program exemplifies our mission to create and facilitate programs that are embedded in the community and promotes full inclusion for individuals with disabilities.

Do More At Ellmore

We are eager to create a community coalition through the launch of the Ellmore Farmhouse project. If you would like to donate, visit our Donate Now page and designate Ellmore Farmhouse in the donation drop box.

The Difference You Make

Meet Caroline

Caroline has been a participant in ServiceSource’s LTCIS program since October 2004. “My favorite part about ServiceSource is going out in the community. One time we rode around Frying Pan Farm Park and saw so many animals. I really liked being there.”

You can make an impact on the lives of individuals with disabilities, like Caroline, by supporting the Do More at Ellmore project. All money raised will go towards opening this exciting new program, where individuals will:

  • Participate in Community Engagement activities
  • Achieve gainful employment through the onsite Café
  • Build new skills and relationships with fellow community members
  • Attend featured events and visit local attractions
  • Support park visitor access to the home by acting as “docents” to share the history of the property
  • Engage in Therapeutic Recreation activities such as music, dance, art, and yoga classes
  • And more!
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Our Vision

ServiceSource’s use for Ellmore Farmhouse will continue its legacy through the lens of inclusion.

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Case Statement

To download a PDF copy of our Case Statement for the Community Integration Center at Ellmore Farmhouse, click here.

History of Ellmore Farmhouse

The Ellmore Farmhouse is a two-story, 3,300-square-foot property located on West Ox Road in Herndon, VA. The farmhouse was constructed principally of yellow pine in 1891 for Mrs. Mary W. Ellmore and her two children. Members of the Ellmore family occupied the property for more than 50 years, operating a productive dairy farm there through 1945, when the property was sold. The successive owners continued to operate a dairy farm until selling the farm in 1954. In February 2001, the Fairfax County Park Authority purchased the property for inclusion in Frying Pan Farm Park. The farmhouse has 12 rooms, one full bath and one half-bath, a one-third basement, and a front porch that has been restored to its original span across the full front of the house.

ServiceSource is committed to fostering a welcoming, inclusive community for people with all abilities, while continuing to honor the history of Fairfax County.

Contact

For more information on the Do More at Ellmore project, contact Lisa Ward, Executive Director, ServiceSource Foundation at giving@servicesource.org