Through the love of Christ we strive to transform the lives of young women experiencing unplanned pregnancy, single parenthood, and other tough situations that have disrupted the course of their lives. We seek to empower these young ladies to end cycles of poverty and abuse and achieve lasting self-sufficiency.
Our mission is to provide safe haven and support services for young women (ages 18-29) in need, due to homelessness, domestic violence, or neglect.
We provide a safe home with caring house parents, nutritious food, life skills training, opportunities to explore education/career options, and a caring support system. We are an Interdenominational faith-based 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the sanctity of human life. We have one house in downtown New Bern that can accommodate 5 residents. We serve the seven surrounding counties in eastern North Carolina; however, residents may come to us from anywhere in the state.
STAFF House provides opportunities for our residents to restructure their lives and begin afresh with hope for a future filled with people who will be there to love and support them.
We strongly encourage young women to stay with us for 12 months. This timeframe allows them to build self-sufficiency by:
--Assisting them in finding gainful employment;
--Helping them continue their education with a GED program or college;
--Help them establish savings and learn financial management skills;
--Helping them heal from emotional and physical trauma;
--Providing pregnant women and young mothers with training and support that will leave them equipped to handle parenthood effectively;
--Learn positive relationship and conflict resolution skills;
--Teaching them practical skills such as cooking and cleaning that will help them manage their homes and time more effectively;
--Helping young women with unplanned pregnancies prepare an adoption plan should they decide this is the best path;
--Fostering spiritual growth and developing a support network of positive community members and friends;
--Connecting them with appropriate medical, psychiatric, legal, and social services.