Metro Women's Club
2301 South 15th Street
As a faith-based organization, Bethlehem House does not pursue state or federal funding. Because we desire to include God in all we do, we rely on the support of our community to sustain the mission. Funding comes from individuals, families, churches, organizations, grants, businesses, and community and faith groups. Additional funds are raised through events sponsored by Bethlehem House and fundraisers organized by community members. We have an unrestricted budget, meaning we can allocate money to where it is needed most.
On campus housing and structured support for adult women who are pregnant and lack safe housing options. Incorporating staff knowledge of nursing, social work, and mental health - there programs provide pathways for healthy pregnancies, compassion, parenting skills and early stages of self-sufficiency through job preparation and education.
Women range from 19 to 30 years of age and can stay 18 months.
In a loving, nurturing home, Bethlehem House presents a woman who is pregnant and homeless with the option of living at Bethlehem House throughout her pregnancy and up to 15 weeks after the birth of her child. Upon settling into her new environment, each expecting mom is challenged to create a new life plan for herself and her child. A life plan is as unique and individual as the woman creating it. Each woman works daily with family life director Gina Tomes and other staff to put her life plan into action by working toward educational goals; saving for a car; searching for affordable housing; engaging in parenting classes, financial planning, spiritual development and other classes; and additional activities that present opportunities to work toward self-sufficiency and community development. By following her life plan, a woman can fulfill her hopes and dreams and create a promising future with her child.