Guiding Star Ministries (GSM) is a home for single pregnant women and their children located in Philadelphia. Since 1992, we have striven to make Guiding Star an ideal program for women seeking to make a better life for themselves and their children.
The staff and residents of GSM strive to work together to create a beautiful home and a welcoming community. We foster an atmosphere in which each person is genuinely loved and supported in order that they may thrive both in our home and beyond. The vision of Guiding Star Ministries is to help our residents to become independent while developing discipline, responsibility, and the work ethic needed to become productive members of society.
To accomplish this, we offer practical and material assistance as well as spiritual and emotional support to empower mothers and their children, enabling them to cultivate meaningful relationships, develop life skills, and achieve their goals.
We house six to seven mothers and their children at a time, which allows us to build solid relationships with the families who enter our home. The residents may stay up to 18 months and work towards educational or vocational goals.