ESTHER Homes is a maternity housing program for pregnant women facing crisis or homelessness. We recognize that each family will need different resources and support to achieve their future goals and long-term stability; length of stay varies by family. Families have their own room and access to live-in staff support while they acquire job training and work experience, further education, save money, grow as mothers, and work towards long-term housing.
Esther Homes staff live alongside families to create a community and offer positive social support during families’ time in the home and after graduating from the program. Our homes also provide natural opportunities for mothers to encourage and support each other.
We provide education and tools during pregnancy and the first years of parenting to build upon what is learned in prenatal care. Each woman in our program sets long-term goals for herself and her family. House staff hold weekly meetings with mothers in our program to educate on resources, make referrals, or help women develop life skills in support of their goals. Women must be 18 or older. They must be working, in school, and/or enrolled in a certificate/training program for a minimum of 20 hours a week. Women in the program are required to contribute 30% of their income each month to a savings program.
Due to the limited space in the homes, we accept applications for pregnant women only.