67% of parenting teen moms live below the federal poverty line
Most Teen Moms Live in Poverty
It was shocking to discover that 67% of teen moms live below the poverty line – and even more shocking to discover how many are actually homeless or living in an abusive situation.
No One Would Provide a Place
There simply wasn’t a place for homeless teen moms and their children. Most group homes are maternity homes, and shelters typically only take adult women. It was hard to believe that NO ONE would provide a place for these girls.
The Residential House Opens
Hope House first addressed the issue of homelessness and opened the Residential Program in Arvada in 2003, providing a self-sufficiency program as well as a stable home for teen moms to strive for self-sufficiency and to understand their significance in God’s sight, resulting in a healthy future for them and their children.
The House that God Built
Located in Arvada, This house was built with amazing support and a series of miracles – it is truly the house that God built!
150 Crisis Calls Every Year
Demand for services for teen moms continued to increase every year, with Hope House staff receiving approximately 150 crisis calls annually from teen moms and service providers.
In response, Hope House launched its GED program in 2007
The Resource Center Opens
In 2013 Hope House moved all of its programs to its temporary (rented) Resource Center, located in Westminster. This move allowed the Residential Program to house additional teen moms and children.
Resource Center Programs:
- GED Program
- College & Career Program
- Healthy Relationships Program
- Parenting Program
- Life Skills Workshop
- Certified Counseling
- Financial Literacy classes
- Early Learning Program for the children of teen moms