At JoyHouse we have created a structured environment that meets the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the mothers and their babies, as well as teaching life skills that will be necessary when the women exit the program. There is an intense relational component to their healing, as well as engagement in all the classes offered by the Fresh Start Program.
Biblical Studies – Residents attend the CHOP, area churches and participate in Bible studies in the home that will help them cultivate their walk with God.
Life Skills – Our empowerment class program, called Fresh Start University or FSU, holds weekly classes that teach a variety of life skills. Classes such as resume writing, communication, budgeting, boundaries, conflict resolution, how to fill out a job application and more, gives residents the knowledge they need to successfully navigate life.
Identity Recognition – All the components of the program support, demonstrate and teach the idea of who we are in Christ. When we know who we are we will think, speak, act, love serve and grow to be more like Him. Knowing who we are translates into a healthy, whole person who finds value and purpose for their life.
Motherhood – Residents will have access to a wide array of services. Regular Doctor visits, hospital tours, pre-natal classes, healthy living guidelines, parenting skills classes and more will assure that mother and baby have a safe, healthy, joy filled experience through out the pregnancy to birth and beyond.
Sadly, we lost our home to the flood that recently devastated the Houston area. Severe water damage from Harvey makes it impossible and dangerous for the women and children who reside at the JoyHouse to return. We are currently searching for a new residence that will allow us to continue to serve women and their pre-born children who find themselves in need of a caring, supportive community during a vulnerable time in their life.
Would you partner with us too meet this urgent need? We are truly grateful that you would consider supporting the JoyHouse. Through financial support and the prayer of partners and friends like you, we feel that we can make a difference in the lives of the women and even the next generation.