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Saint Child




Saint Child




New Beginnings






Vida's Ark

St. Child

Saint Child has been providing a nurturing, family, residential environment for pregnant young women in the Portland area for over 14 years. Saint Child is currently one of only two faith-based homes in the entire Portland area. Saint Child exists to serve young women, 14-24, who are in need of support during their pregnancy, welcoming young women from all cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. They are a Community Model home that provides stable, secure and nurturing residential care for young women and their infants. They are a trauma informed, strengths based program that utilizes a Positive Youth Development model. They seek to demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ while we serve young women regardless of their faith background, and they provide comprehensive services to help women prepare for the birth of their baby and plan for parenting or adoption.

You can learn more about St. Child and seek help through their website: or call them at: 503.648.4227

Saving Grace

Saving Grace Maternity Home is a residential home experience for single young homeless women in an unplanned or crisis pregnancy, between the ages of 13-25. Saving Grace welcomes women of all cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. Saving Grace serves women who currently live in the state of Oregon, and is the other faith based maternity home in the Portland area. Each woman receives birthing and parenting classes, assistance in connecting with adoption options, various life skills classes, assistance with pre-natal and medical doctor appointments, enrollment in local school district, earning a GED, finding employment and researching suitable housing.

For more information please contact Cindy Sorum, Director/House Mom at or by phone at 503-407-7217. You may also visit our website at:

New Beginnings

New Beginnings Maternity Home provides housing and supportive services for pregnant or parenting women who are victims of assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and rape. There is no specific age limit for residents and they’ve served women from ages 14-36.

At New Beginnings, girls are walked through the process of applying for a TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) grant, applying and finding housing, searching for employment and/or getting back into high school to obtain a diploma or GED.

If you’d like to learn more about New Beginnings or donate to their program, please visit their website at:

Vida's Ark

Vida's Ark, a homeless shelter for teen moms and their children, was founded by Julie Hanke a school counselor in the Vancouver School District. She worked day in and day out with young teens who found themselves pregnant with nowhere to go. Hanke saw a need for a safe home for these students so set out to create one. Today Vida's Ark provides shelter and programs to help teen mothers become self-sufficient. They complete their high school education; learn child development, parenting skills, budgeting and other life skills necessary for long term independence.

If you'd like to learn more about Vida's Ark or donate to their program, please visit their website at:

Mom's Place

Mom’s Place Maternity is located in Southwest Washington, and operates a maternity home where mothers work together to better themselves and the lives of their children, as they share common and individual goals for self growth and renewal. They help women 18 to 30 years of age who are pregnant and/or who have young children 3 years of age or younger, who are in need of food, shelter, and practical support. Their individualized programs are designed around the personal goals, needs, wants, and desires of each resident. They guide mothers through parenting, education, career, and everyday challenges, with emphasis on hard work to make a future for themselves and their children.

If you'd like to learn more about Mom’s Place, please visit their website:

Grandma’s House

Grandma’s House has provided shelter, hope, support and tools to help young parents make good life decisions for themselves and their babies for over twenty years. They emphasize wellness and healthy development of children, families and communities though education, guidance and support. Whether choosing adoption or parenting Grandma’s House offers support at a time when they need it the most. When young mothers and babies transition from Grandma’s House into independent living they become a part of an outreach program called ‘Angels Wing’. There they continue to receive support and services. Grandma’s House provides a safe and stable shelter, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days with case management, counseling and educational opportunities. They are the only home east of the Cascades serving the shelter needs of this vulnerable population.

If you'd like to learn more about Grandma’s House, please visit their website at:

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