Young Pregnant Women
As a young pregnant women, you are our first priority. We provide training services as well as resources from our network of care givers.
If you are in need of assistance, please reach out to us.
Our heart is to see families build with a strong foundation. One aspect of getting off on the right foot as you start a family is financial training.
Classes that we regularly offer:
Individual Development Accounts, or IDAs, are matched savings accounts that build the financial management skills of qualifying Oregonians with lower incomes while they save towards a defined goal. IDAs build pathways of opportunity and create models of economic success in Oregon communities, and Hope Squared is proud to bring this particular program to women in crisis pregnancy to advance meaningful life purchases and savings goals. Hope Squared has partnered with the Community and Shelter Assistance Corporation of Oregon (CASA), to assist CASA of Oregon with IDA program administration.
Rent Well is a fifteen hour tenant education course, taught by certified instructors, focused on how to be a successful renter. Topics include understanding landlord expectations, budgeting, effective communication with landlords and neighbors, maintaining a rental unit, and successful move-in and move-out. Hope Squared has its own certified instructor, Willow Oelke.
Financial Beginnings teaches individuals how to play an active role in their financial well-being. Developing this knowledge increases available life opportunities such as home ownership, higher education, and secure retirement. The program promotes self-sufficiency by teaching individuals how to proactively improve their financial health. We teach five classes: banking, budgeting, credit, investing and risk management.
Road 2 Hope
Road 2 Hope provides a nurturing, family, residential environment for pregnant young women in the Portland area. Road 2 Hope 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 Road 2 Hope and seek help through their website: https://road2hopepdx.org/ or call them at: 503.648.4227.
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 503-407-7217. You may also visit their website at: www.savinggracematernityhome.org.
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 their program, please visit their website at: www.newbeginningshome.org.
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 their program, please visit the Transitional Youth website and scroll down to Girl’s Housing at https://www.transitionalyouth.org/programs.
Located in Happy Valley, the girls in this home work with rescued horses in job skills training as well as exploring entrepreneurial endeavors. If you’d like to learn more about Harmony House or their program, please visit the Transitional Youth website and scroll down to Girl’s Housing at https://www.transitionalyouth.org/programs.
Father Taaffe Homes
Located in Salem and operated by Catholic Community Services, these homes and community-based supports provide structure, security, unconditional love and encouragement for single, pregnant and parenting teens. For more information please contact Tonya Sorensen at TSorensen@ccswv.org or by phone at 503-485-5966. You may also visit their website at: https://ccswv.org/father-taaffe-homes-and-pregnancy-support-services/.
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. If you’d like to learn more about Grandma’s House, please visit their website at: http://grandmashouseofco.org/.