Mission: As a non profit, faith based organization partnering with local specialists, we will provide a home in Smithville, Texas for pregnant teenage girls.
Description: As a non profit, faith based organization partnering with local specialists, we will provide a home in Smithville, Texas for pregnant teenage girls with all that "home" should imply: shelter and basic needs, family, love, acceptance, nurture, education, guidance, encouragement, life skills, and the hope of a productive future. In order to end the cycle of unplanned pregnancies, abuse and neglect, welfare dependency, homelessness, drug abuse, and other negative choices, we will: * provide a structured living environment for pregnant, unwed teens who have chosen life for their babies and are in crisis pregnancy situations; * help our clients to develop inde¬pendent living skills, social skills and self-sufficiency; * encourage education by assisting residents with high school diplomas or GEDs; * provide job skills training and assist with post-birth job placement and/or transitional housing; * provide transportation to ensure proper pre-natal care; * ensure proper nutrition and exercise; * partner with the Bastrop Pregnancy Resource Center to provide parenting classes, life skills, childbirth classes, and job skills training; * assist each resident with setting goals for herself and establish a service plan to help her achieve those goals and to ensure her specific needs are met; * connect residents with other community resources and social services, including establishing an ongoing relationship with a local church; and * continue post-birth relationships by remaining available with further training or classes and personal support as needed.
Needs: Needs: * Prayer, always * Financial support * Furniture * Clothing * Volunteers
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