House offers hope to homeless pregnant women
A house near Auckland, New Zealand is offering a helping hand to homeless pregnant women in the area. The house, which is owned by the Salvation Army, is a refuge for women who are homeless and pregnant in a country where services for pregnant homeless women are limited. The Salvation Army is a Christian organization and the house will work with the women to help them get on their feet and receive life skills and parenting education. The Salvation Army is working with the Auckland Council to provide the women with the support they need.
The House of Hope in St. Louis, Missouri, offers a safe haven for homeless pregnant women. The program has given shelter to over 700 women since it opened in 2008. The house is a safe haven for pregnant women who may otherwise not be able to find a safe place to live. The program is funded entirely by private donations and grants.