For women and children, we are a bridge from crisis to stability and self-sufficiency. With 168 beds and 55 rooms, Laura’s Home offers a variety of services intended to prepare women and children for positive, productive futures.
The beginning stage is devoted to introducing women and children to the Laura’s Home program and live-in accommodations. It is here that staff begins to engage the women through introductory crisis support groups. Children who come to Laura’s Home with their mothers also receive support through Pathways childcare, tutoring, and mentoring.
Women committed to participating in the full program are assigned case workers and individualized program plans. Onsite childcare is provided by staff so the mothers can fully embrace the program offerings. Laura’s Home staff works closely with each woman to develop feasible steps and goals for accessing resources and future housing. They are provided with clinical counseling and group therapy necessary to combat histories of trauma and mental health. Women are equipped to attain competitive employment through the on-site adult education and job-readiness training. Women are engaged spiritually through local church involvement, support groups, Bible classes and chapel services.
Women who complete the program are prepared to transition into employment and safe, independent housing. This final phase is dedicated to job searching and securing housing options.
Each of the women who come to Laura’s Home are as unique as the circumstances that have brought them to us. The generous support of volunteers, donors, and community partners allows us to provide life transformation for these families that is personal to their particular needs.
Last year: Laura’s Home provided 78,620 meals and 53,191 nights of shelter to 262 women and 392 children in crisis.