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Hannah's House Maternity HomeHannah's House Maternity Home
Hannah’s House Mission Statement is as follows: "We are a Christ centered shelter for homeless pregnant women and their babies." However, our mission statement doesn’t begin to cover everything that we do for the women who come through ou... Read more
Hannah’s House Mission Statement is as follows: "We are a Christ centered shelter for homeless pregnant women and their babies." However, our mission statement doesn’t begin to cover everything that we do for the women who come through our doors.
Women may live at Hannah’s House throughout their pregnancy and up until the baby is nine months old. There is no charge for our services. We are fully funded by donations, grants and fundraisers.
During the time that a young woman is with us, our major goals are to teach her life skills, such as budgeting and anger management, home management skills, and parenting skills. We also work to help find housing and jobs for our residents. We do all of this with just three employees; the executive director, a full-time housemother who is with the women 24 hours a day, and a part-time housemother who gives the full-timer a break for two days per week.
We are located in an average house so we cannot serve all of the women who contact us for help. We can assist three women and babies at a time. Hannah’s House serves an average of 7-10 women per year. In the sixteen years we have been open, we have helped more than 200 women to get back on their feet. There are usually 5-20 women on our waiting list.