Shining Light Homes is a public charity that meets immediate needs of isolated 18-25 year old women who are pregnant or mothers with toddler age children that are experiencing difficult times. Many of them find themselves homeless either during their pregnancy or just afterward. These young women have little support from their family or the father of the baby and struggle to acquire basic needs. We work to help them find:
- Temporary and safe environment to live.
- Job that pays a livable wage.
- Child care that is safe and dependable.
- Connection to local resources for basic necessities such as diapers, wipes, bedding, food.
Being there for these struggling moms prevents a cycle which can cause them to become homeless or force them to make unwise decisions that can jeopardize their welfare and safety.
Our Ultimate Goal: A Life-Line Home
Our dream is purchase a transitional/maternity (Life-Line) home. A Life-Line Home is a place where up to 6 expectant mothers (or mothers with no more than 2 toddler age children) can call "home" for a 2 year period of time. During this time, Shining Light Homes will work with each mother to provide education and training, career and general counseling, goal setting and budgeting for their future. It is our hope and plan that at the end of their stay they will have "broken the cycle" of being stuck and leave with all basic needs met. They will have the security of a safe place to live and raise a child, an upwardly mobile career, access to reliable transportation, and dependable and safe child care.