Our History

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

Psalm 139:13-14

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

We want to see lives saved, hope restored, and hearts transformed.

Our Inspiration

“Then Hannah prayed and said: ‘My heart rejoices in the Lord; My horn is lifted high.’”

1 Samuel 2:1

Hannah is a woman from the book of 1 Samuel in the Bible. She was barren and prayed desperately for a son. She promised God that if He would grant her a son, she would offer him back to Him. God heard her prayer and she had Samuel who was a gift from God. Carol Beresford named the home after Hannah to be mindful that every child, no matter the circumstances, is a gift from God.

Our Values

Commitment

Spreading the Gospel through His Word

Service

Responding to God’s call to serve those in need

Integrity

Putting Christ first
in all we do

Compassion

Demonstrating God’s unconditional love

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 with room to house four expecting mothers

Hannah’s Home of South Florida doubled in capacity to eight expecting mothers

Construction began on The New Life Chapel and Courtyard

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.”