Local non-profit A Mother’s Hope receives big boost

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Mother’s Hope of Fort Wayne, Indiana, announced recently that it was awarded a grant of $30,000 by the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation.

A Mother’s Hope will use the majority of the grant funds to support a portion of the cost associated with providing quality mental health counseling to the residents in their maternity housing program. Another smaller portion will allow for the program’s Management Team to begin strategic planning with True North as it assesses the need for a second house, one which may house homeless, pregnant women and their children.

“We are so grateful for the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation’s continued support of A Mother’s Hope and for all they do for pregnant women, new fathers, and infants in our community. With the continued generosity of the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation, women at A Mother’s Hope are educated and empowered, igniting a new hope for their families’ futures,” says Stasia Roth, Executive Director.

As the only maternity home in the area, A Mother’s Hope provides housing, all basic needs, and a continuum of supportive services for pregnant women experiencing homelessness in Northeast Indiana. Since 2018, A Mother’s Hope Program has served 64 women and 64 babies in the maternity home and many others through support and referrals in the community.

Representatives released the following:

Recently, Chasity, one of the women in the maternity housing program, shared the important role that counseling has played in her journey. “I like Kyla [ the counselor] because she is non-judgemental and has amazing listening skills. She keeps me on track. She is very respectful, responsive, and patient. Through therapy, I’ve learned how to work through past traumas and betrayals in a positive, healthy way. I’ve also learned how to let go of the guilt that is/was holding me down.” Through counseling, Chasity has found new hope and healing for herself and her family.

Without this generous funding from the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation, women like Chasity and her baby would not have access to the care and services that are provided at A Mother’s Hope 2 4 hours a day. A Mother’s Hope would like to thank the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation for their support which allows them to faithfully serve homeless mothers and their babies, truly among the most vulnerable in the community.

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