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Our Mission

Our Mission

Hannah’s Home of South Florida provides a safe and loving Christian environment for at-risk, 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 History

Over 20 years ago, our founder, Carol Beresford, was approached by a young woman who was pregnant, alone, and scared. She asked for food, yet at that moment, it was clear that she needed so much more than just a sandwich. Following that encounter, Carol dreamed of what “so much more” could be. She and her husband, Pastor Paul, sat together and scribbled ideas on a napkin. The dream was to build a safe haven for pregnant women in crisis. With the help of their community, Hannah’s Home was established in Mentor, Ohio in 2001. 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. A three-acre property was acquired in 2009 and renovations began thanks to generous tradesmen who donated their services. In 2011, Hannah’s Home of South Florida opened its doors with room to house four resident mothers and babies. Since then, we have expanded our property to house eight residents.


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.

Construction began on two duplex cottages.

Our Inspiration

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

Our Values


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

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