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.
We want to see lives saved, hope restored and hearts transformed.
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.
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
Carol named the home after Hannah from 1 Samuel. She was barren and prayed desperately for a son. God heard her prayer and gave her baby Samuel. Carol believes every child, no matter the circumstances, is a gift from God. “Then Hannah prayed and said: ‘My heart rejoices in the Lord; My horn is lifted high.’” 1 Samuel 2:1
Spreading the Gospel through His Word
Responding to God’s call to serve those in need
Putting Christ first
in all we do
Demonstrating God’s unconditional love