Guadalupe Home is a transitional shelter for pregnant and parenting mothers and their babies who find themselves homeless and are interested in making a change for a hopeful future through full-time education enrollment or employment.
Case management, parenting education, life skills training, and counseling are provided.
Mothers and babies receive free room and board with the condition that they attend school or work full time to save money for the next step in their journey. While living in the care of Catholic Charities, mothers are empowered to achieve their goals and plan for their future.
Our goal is to provide basic needs while a mother works toward self-sufficiency by getting an education, finding a job, and saving money for the next step in her journey.
To be eligible, women must be:
- Homeless or lack a stable residence
- 18 years or older
- Pregnant or have 1-2 children under the age of 3 years in their care
- Committed to completing high school or earning a GED
- Seeking employment or are employed with the goal of financial independence
Those who live at Guadalupe Home will receive:
- Private, furnished rooms with a single bed for mothers and a crib for children
- Common living room, dining room, kitchen, and bathroom areas
- Shared responsibilities and expectations for the home
Those who live at Guadalupe Home will not receive:
- Childcare: Guadalupe Home will assist with those resources
- Transportation: Guadalupe Home is near a bus line
- Food: Mothers are responsible for purchasing and preparing their own meals
Support services are provided to nurture families and promote self-sufficiency:
Mothers learn about happy and healthy mother-baby relationships as educators teach the importance of developmental milestones, parenting tips and techniques, structured routine, positive discipline, and setting limits.
Staff and volunteers host classes and provide guidance to mothers to pay debt and save for a secure future.
Computer resources and guidance is available for mothers to make informed decisions about employment to meet their financial goals.
Qualified counselors are available to help mothers heal and break the cycle of abuse and neglect.