The Philomena House provides a safe, loving home for pregnant, homeless mothers, allowing them to choose life. We offer them a real choice: build a life with baby or find a loving, permanent home for the child through adoption. We hope to empower each new mother with important life skills.
The spirit of the House is to give the mother a foundation for life and family. For the unborn child, we want to save him/her from abortion and make a place for that baby in our human family.
An Life Coach and Resiliency Trainer accompanies each guest during her stay and beyond. We also maintain follow-up procedures once a mother leaves us. The Philomena House educational program includes life-skill units centered on the expressed needs of each guest. Local experts teach in areas such as financial management, parenting and job-search skills. To continue in Philomena House, each new guest must demonstrate a willingness to work the program. And she must be employed or enrolled in school.
ALL SERVICES ARE FREE OF CHARGE
What we offer
Achieve trust relationships by enjoying the same volunteers present to her during her journey through Philomena House
Build a predictable pattern for life through receiving kindness, living with structure and accepting help from people
Overcome disorganization by meeting work, financial and educational timelines
Learn decision making skills through homemaking and planning a future
Ensure education and employment by moving toward a GED and learning the job application/interview process
Avoid the negative psychological response known as Post Abortion Syndrome (PAS), with consequent symptoms of guilt, anger, depression, suicidal thoughts, flashbacks, alcohol and drug abuse...and more