The Compassion House mission is to help change and give positive direction to the lives of pregnant teens who are challenged with an unexpected pregnancy by addressing the following areas:
A safe family
A safe family home is provided for up to 12 residents and their babies during their pregnancy, and for at least 6 months after delivery. The stay may be extended if there is not a safe place for the mom and baby to go.
Complete pregnancy and child care
Complete pregnancy and child care is a top priority. Each mom has a volunteer labor coach who assists them with their doctor visits, labor, and delivery.
Counseling is provided weekly to help the girls resolve emotional and family issues, as well as to help them make an informed decision about whether to parent or place their baby for adoption.
Breaking unhealthy past patterns
Breaking unhealthy past patterns is addressed through individual and group counseling in areas including physical, emotional, sexual, and substance abuse as well as sex abstinence education.
Life skills training
Life skills training is provided including parenting skills, infant feeding, cooking, nutrition, housekeeping, finances and exercise.
Independent living skills training and experiences
Independent living skills training and experiences are provided including writing a resume, applying for a job, driver’s training, buying a car, signing a lease, apartment living, budgeting income.
Spiritual growth is promoted through daily devotions, Bible study, discipleship, and options for youth group participation.
Educational and vocational needs
Educational and vocational needs are addressed to improve their prospects for self-sufficiency.
Local resource families
Local resource families connect with the young moms to provide them with emotional support and practical help.
"My relationship with the Lord is now where I want it to be. I’m 100% ready to parent my baby. I know what to expect in the delivery room and when my baby gets here I am prepared for what’s ahead."