Responding to the call of Christ to nurture life, Room At The Inn of the Carolinas operates housing and programs for single, pregnant women and single parents with children suffering from homelessness offering them opportunities to have new lives of healthy, hope-filled independence.
Room At The Inn of the Carolinas, Inc. operates a licensed maternity home program in North Carolina.
Located in Greensboro, NC. Fully licensed by NCDHHS, the Nussbaum Maternity Home provides maternity home services to up to six pregnant women with or without previous children.
80% of residents 18 years of age or older will increase their income:
NMH clients: 90% of clients 18 years or older increased their income
80% of maternity home graduates will transition to permanent housing:
NMH clients: 93% of maternity home graduates transitioned to permanent housing
Room At The Inn of the Carolinas, Inc. operates a Maternal, Infant and Child Healthcare Program for all residents of the maternity home programs. Services include: weekly counseling sessions; transportation to medical appointments; and health education classes.
80% of pre-natal appointments will be kept by each maternity home resident, as documented by weekly appointment record:
NMH clients: 100% of pre-natal appointments were kept
80% of babies born will have healthy birth weights (5.5 pounds or greater) as documented by medical records:
NMH clients: 94% of babies born had birth weights of 5.5 pounds or greater (14 of 15)
80% of babies will be born drug free as documented in medical record:
NMH clients: 93% of babies were born drug free; ( 13 of 14 )
80% of babies will have a five minute APGAR score of 8 or more:
NMH clients: 87% of babies born had APGAR scores of 8 or more
Room At The Inn of the Carolinas, Inc, operates two Child Development Programs, which are located at our maternity home facilities. These are:
Children receiving development services:
NMH: 9 children received child development services
College Program: 1 child received child development services
Room At The Inn of the Carolinas, Inc. operates an emergency shelter program in our Amy Elizabeth Disney House located in Greensboro, NC. Two beds are available for homeless, pregnant women who are waiting for admission into the Nussbaum Maternity Home program or who had graduated from the Nussbaum Maternity Home program and are waiting for permanent housing to become available.
(No targeted outcomes for this program have been developed)
18 women and 12 children were sheltered with a total of 239 nights of shelter and 717 meals provided. Other services including case management, transportation, and material/financial assistance were also provided to these clients.
100% of participants will transition to the Nussbaum Maternity Home or to Permanent Housing
ES: 78% of participants transitioned to the Nussbaum Maternity Home or permanent housing
Room At The Inn of the Carolinas, Inc. operates supported community living services for maternity home program graduates who are pursuing an Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree at an accredited college or university on a full-time basis. This program integrates aspects of other agency services such as the child development, self sufficiency and aftercare programs. Housing is provided at the following agency facilities: Amy’s House (3 families), the Backyard Ministry of Cherry Street United Methodist Church (1 family), the Samaritan House of the First Church of the Brethren (1 family).
BYM of Cherry Street United Methodist Church
Samaritan House of First Church of the Brethren
80% of families obtain/remain in safe housing as measured by case management records
Amy’s House: 100% of families obtained/remained in safe housing;
BYM: 100% of families obtained/remained in safe housing;
Samaritan House: 100% of families obtained/remained in safe housing;
80% of participants make progress toward completing their degree as measured by case management reports
Amy’s House: 100% of participants are making progress toward completing their degree;
BYM: 100% of participants are making progress toward completing their degree;
Samaritan House: 100% of participants are making progress toward completing their degree;
Room At The Inn of the Carolinas, Inc. operates a self sufficiency program for the clients of the maternity home and community supported living programs. This program incorporates case management, transportation, financial/material assistance and life skills education in the following topics: Job Interviewing, Budgeting, Credit Management, Savings, Consumer Credit Counseling, Housekeeping and Tenants’ Rights and Responsibilities. Financial assistance and transportation are provided to maternity home clients who are enrolled in educational/vocational training programs.
75% of Participants will show increased knowledge, as measured by pre- and post-testing
NMH: 100% of participants showed increased knowledge
75% of residents will acquire or maintain vocational skills as measured by case management reports
NMH: 100% of residents acquired or maintained vocational skills
Room At The Inn of the Carolinas, Inc. operates a completely voluntary program for the clients of the maternity home programs to help them develop self-esteem, positive outlooks, and stable relationships with members of their own faith community. Clients earn points on a weekly basis for participation in activities related to their own spiritual and/or personal growth. Points are earned for a variety of activities including: attendance at their local faith community worship services; involvement in local volunteer activities; improvement in program compliance and attitude; and achievement of personal goals. Points may be converted to financial assistance upon graduation to assist the client with deposits for housing, utilities or for personal needs.
70% of program graduates will earn a minimum of 200 points for financial assistance
NMH: 65% of program graduates earned a minimum of 200 points
80% of program graduates will earn 75% of points possible each week
NMH: 20% of program graduates earned 75% of points possible each week
Room At The Inn of the Carolinas, Inc. operates an Aftercare program for all maternity home program graduates. Case management, counseling, material and financial assistance are available for all maternity home program graduates for five years after the birth of their children.
Group meetings, supervised by program staff, were conducted. Maternity home program graduates attended at least one of these meetings during the period.
Support services were provided as requested to program graduates.
25% of program graduates will participate in the Aftercare Program
NC: 3% of program graduates participated in the Aftercare Program
75% Program graduates will maintain housing stability as self reported:
NC: 100% of program graduates maintained housing stability
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