Hannah’s Home of South Florida provides a safe and loving Christian environment for single pregnant young women. Through counseling, life skills, and continuing education, we offer hope and transform lives.
Commitment - Spreading the gospel through His word
Service - Responding to God’s call to serve those in need
Integrity - Putting Christ first in all that we do
Compassion - Showing God’s unconditional love
“And Hannah prayed and said: My heart rejoices in the Lord; My horn is exalted in the Lord” 1 Samuel 2:1. 2:1.
The horn represents power and strength. Through the birth of her child, Hannah found her strength and joy in God. Her story is an example of how God uses difficult human circumstances to bless us and to bring Him glory.
2002 Carol Beresford founded the first Hannah’s Home in Mentor, Ohio. She had a vision of giving women an alternative to abortion. Sitting on a five acre property the home now houses up to 23 young pregnant women.
2003 The vision continued to grow and Hannah’s Home of South Florida was birthed. We began our ministry as a referral service and a private residential placement program.
2009 Hannah’s Home of South Florida acquired a three acre property in Tequesta, Florida and began to renovate the existing facility.
2011 Hannah’s Home opened their doors to a home that is large enough to house four women and their babies, a school room, and administrative offices.
Local pregnancy centers in Florida say there is a desperate need for housing young women and their babies. After choosing life for their unborn child, many women are rejected and without options, these women are living in their cars, on park benches, and many times with abusers. They need a safe environment where they can experience God's love and blessing for choosing life for their baby. There are many wonderful organizations that provide assistance to these young women. There are too few maternity homes where the mothers can stay long term and are given the gifts of time and support to accomplish their goals. Hannah's Home takes the extra step to invest in these young women and their children's future.
Upon entering Hannah's Home, the young women immediately have counseling to see what their hopes and expectations are for themselves and their baby's future. Here, they are able to decide, without pressure, if it is best to place the baby with a loving family of their choice or choose to keep their baby and begin the transition into parenthood. Whichever choice they make, they then work towards that end. In addition, they are able to pursue an education whether through a high school diploma or GED. Furthermore, they have the opportunity to receive vocational training and internships. Each lady attends daily life skills classes to learn parenting skills, nutrition, budgeting, cooking, character building, healthy relationship skills and boundaries. The final step in our program includes securing employment as they save money for their transition to independence. Our goal is that each resident leave the home equipped with the tools necessary to carry out her personal responsibility as a member of the community. We want to see lives change, hope restored, and hearts transformed.
Hannah's Home of South Florida, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization.
Frequently Asked Questions
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