Jeremiah 29:11 (AMP) “For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you, says the Lord, plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster to give you a future and a hope.”Help for Today and Hope for TomorrowMission StatementHope Cottage is a safe place for women and girls who are pregnant or facing dire circumstances. We provide information and tools to help them to make informed decisions on how to proceed with their pregnancies and their lives, ultimately fulfilling their purpose.
Organization ValuesHope Cottage is a Christian organization established on solid Biblical principles. Participants need not be Christian but while in care and housing must adhere to Biblical values.
Vision Phase I – Small Group Mentoring and ReferralsVolunteers develop relationships through small group mentoring for teens and young women who are pregnant or have young children. The small group mentoring curriculum focuses on life skills such as. Health, diet, and nutrition. Employment skills. Parenting. Financial literacyThis phase also includes referrals for. Prenatal care. Temporary housing. Counseling. Adoption placementVision Phase II – Residential Program, Small Group Mentoring, and ReferralsTo be considered for residential services, teens or young women must demonstrate commitment through the Phase I program. The initial residence will provide one furnished bedroom per family and will accommodate two teens or young women and their children. Accommodations will include. One private bedroom per resident with 2 twin beds, 2 small chests, a desk, and closet; . Shared bathroom access; and. Use of common areas including living room, dining area, full kitchen, and laundry room.Phase II also includes small group mentoring and referrals for residents as well as for teens and young women in the community. Phase II staff will include a program administrator, family mentor, and counselor. Vision Phase III – Expanded Residential Program, Small Group Mentoring, and ReferralsPhase III facilities will include an administrative area as well as several cottages. Cottages will also be equipped with a living room/family room, dining area, full kitchen, laundry area, and bedrooms. Each bedroom will be equipped with furniture for two residents. The total number of cottages and number of participants accepted in temporary and long-term housing will depend on the size and configuration of the facilities. Each cottage will house six to eight residents and two house parents. House parents will have separate accommodations in each cottage. Phase III staff will include a cottage administrator, administrative assistant, medical professional and assistant, and educator(s)/counselor(s). Referrals will be provided for services not available as part of the program. Staff, programming, and services will be increased as needed to accommodate growth and serve two to six new residential program participants per year. BudgetTo fully fund Hope Cottage for five years will require $279,107. Phase I (2 years) - $2,012 Phase II (2 years) - $159,980 Phase III (1 year) - $117,115How You Can Help?PRAY that God will touch the hearts of teens and young women in need to respond to what Hope Cottage offers.for favor with potential volunteers and benefactors.DONATEGive online at http://weareimpact.com/givenow. Select Hope Cottage as the fund. Give by offering envelope, inserting “Hope Cottage” on the memo line.VOLUNTEER Sign up to become a mentor or provide child care during Hope Cottage small group sessionshttps://goo.gl/forms/14pt1UnTcWIFOpqL2