While the world around us continues to present us with new challenges, our homes and programs continue to provide opportunities for young women and children suffering from homelessness to transition to new lives of healthy, independent living. Babies being born, young mothers returning to high school or enrolling in college, and new families moving into their own homes for the first time remind us that life goes on. And that life is good.
Our maternity home is full and almost always has clients on the waiting list for a room. Our emergency shelter provides these young women a place to live and to begin their transition to healthy living. Amy’s House and our Backyard Ministry are at capacity with young mothers who are enrolled in college. So many of these young women earnestly desire to give their children a loving and stable home and upbringing.
Life is a precious gift to be nurtured and cherished. We recognize Jesus in our mothers and children, born and unborn. Our ministry provides us the opportunity to help build a culture of life and extend Christ’s merciful love to them as they work hard to embark on new paths of responsible, wholesome living.
While our mothers and children are finding success, our agency continues to grow and improve. In addition to maintaining our accreditation by Council on Accreditation (COA), our programs have met all of their targeted outcomes. New partnerships and collaborations have developed as we work with other human service providers and ministries to meet the ever-present needs of our young families. Most importantly, we are thankful that our stakeholders have continued to provide support and assistance through financial contributions, volunteer service and prayer.
Thank you for all you do for our mothers and children. Together, we can continue to make “room at the inn” for some of the most vulnerable of our community: pregnant women and single mothers with children suffering from homelessness.
O. Albert Hodges, M.A.
President / CEO