Edelweiss House Update

August 2022
Praise God from whom all blessings flow!


On behalf of the Board of Directors and our new Executive Director, we ask you to please keep us in your prayers, as we do you.

In His holy name,
Marie Gosmeyer -Sister’s sister
President aka Karen O’Bryan

Welcome to Edelweiss House

We are a not-for-profit, non-denominational 501 (c) (3) Corporation.
Federal Tax ID# 35-2018572

Every Child counts and Children deserve a future.

Sing like nobody’s listening; Dance like nobody’s watching and Give like a CHILD is depending on you . . . because they are. 

Edelweiss House, Inc.:
· Is an alternative to the state welfare system.
· Works with Families whose relatives and friends are unable to reach out give that helping Hand.
· Biological Parents maintain full custody.
· Volunteer Families (after being screened extensively) open their homes to children and much like an extended family member. 
· Children stay typically 4 – 6 weeks (or as long as needed) . . . as long as the parents are making a concerted effort and progress to provide a safe and stable home for the children.
· Children are typically ages 4 – 9; we do, however, have Volunteer Families who help with children who are younger.
· Our ultimate goal and commitment is to restoring/reuniting the Family.

Jesus said to help them: By helping us help Kids you help our town, community, our World.

You are following the Words of Jesus to help these little ones. So, and help in whatever way you can.

Learn About Edelweiss House

Learn more about us and what we do. We are a Not-For-Profit, non-denominational 501(c)(3) corporation. You can learn more about our history and how we help the children.

Meet Sister Pat O'Bryan

Sister Pat O'Bryan is our founder. One of 14 children of Irish Catholic parents throughout her life, she has been devoted to helping children and families.

Our Needs List

From time to time there are certain items that we really need here to properly assist the children. Please scan the list and see if there is something you can assist us with.

Become A Valued Donor

There are many ways you can help us help the children. Whether it be a donation, or with funeral donations or appreciated stocks. Any way you can help us we will be very grateful and blessed.


Volunteers are God's Word in Action and give good example to KIDS. You can be a part of IT! We truly need your help. As a Volunteer, everyone can pray each day for our Mission! Interact with Kids: Games, Crafts, etc. Prepare/freeze casseroles, etc. Plant, Tend Garden, Flower beds, Mow, Weed Trimming. Clean Houses, Windows, Man-Cave, Barn. Mending, Laundry. Repairs around the houses (inside/outside). Spread the word, Circulate fliers. Give talks to churches, clubs, organizations and so much more!

Think you have what it takes?

Do you have that internal desire to help children in their time of need?

We would LOVE to hear from you!

Use our Contact page and contact us today!



There are many ways you can assist us here at Edelweiss House. Whether it be helping the children or even helping us on the grounds with maintenance and some of our projects …we would love your assistance!


There are many ways to donate to Edelweiss House. A simple donation, monthly donations, Funeral donations, Stocks and more options are available and we have made giving really easy for you!


Volunteers are always needed here to assist us in helping the children. Would like to become a Host Family here? Perhaps you have weekends you can help make a child feel safe & make great memories?