Our History

Carol Beresford founded the first Hannah’s Home in Mentor, Ohio

Carol was called to build another location of Hannah’s Home in Tequesta, Florida

A three-acre property was acquired and the new Hannah’s Home location began renovations

Hannah’s Home of South Florida opened its doors to house four resident mothers

Hannah’s Home doubled in maximum capacity to house eight resident mothers

Construction began on The New Life Chapel and Courtyard

The New Life Chapel construction was completed

Our Story

Carol Beresford founded the first Hannah’s Home in Mentor, Ohio in 2001 with a vision of giving women an alternative to abortion. She and her husband, Paul, sat together and brainstormed on a napkin scribbling their first thoughts about a building project. The dream was to build a maternity home for young women with crisis pregnancies. The home sits on a five-acre property and houses up to 23 residents. Carol was soon called to build another location of Hannah’s Home, but in Tequesta, Florida.

Plans for Hannah’s Home of South Florida developed in 2003 through a referral service and private residential placement program. A three-acre property was acquired in 2009 and the new Hannah’s Home began renovations in Tequesta, Florida thanks to generous tradesmen and craftsmen who donated their time and resources. In 2011, Hannah’s Home of South Florida opened its doors with room to house four resident mothers and their babies.

Looking Ahead

Hannah’s Home is undergoing an expansion project to build four duplex cottages. They will house eight mothers and their babies after graduating from our two-year program. We also plan to build a two-story residence building to accommodate 16 resident mothers and their babies. We could not complete this project without God’s abundant blessings and the help of our supporters. If you would like to contribute to our expansion goal, go to this page and apply your donation to “Expansion Goal.”