Lifeline Village maternity home was founded in 1984 to meet the needs of women in unplanned pregnancies by providing a stable and nurturing home environment during and after pregnancy. The Village is a ministry arm of Lifeline Children’s Services. Women can receive housing and physical care while also receiving resources, professional counseling, and information to assist them in making an informed decision regarding their plan for parenting or adoption. The staff of Lifeline Village focuses on the needs and decisions of each woman, without pressure and with support before, during, and after the birth of her child.
Our desire is to help her holistically bygetting her connected with the local church, discipling her and helping her think through a long term plan for herself and her child(ren).
To be eligible for the village, she must be at least 19 years of age. The Village is also able to accept the children she is parenting as long as they are under the age of 5.
If you need a safe place to live while you are pregnant, the Village may be the place for you. Below are just a few things you may receive while at “The Vil”:
- Medical care
- Life Skills Classes (personal, career, educational)
- Goal Setting
- Help in furthering your education
- Help in finding a job
- Career Preparation
- Relationship skill building (family, friends, men, boundaries)
- Independent Living Assistance (purchasing cars, budgeting, house searching)
- Education and counseling on your options to help you make a decision that is best for you and your child
- Basic Decision-Making Skills
Here are a few things other women have said about their time at The Village:
“On July 25th, I gave birth to a beautiful and healthy baby girl. I placed her for adoption and chose a family that I could tell loves the Lord and it is a blessing to know that she will be raised in a loving family. Since being at the Village, my life has definitely changed, I am active in church again, and am no longer on drugs. Though my journey is a daily struggle, I’m thankful to Lifeline Village for helping me.” – Amy, Lifeline Birthmom & former Village resident
“While staying at the Village I met some the most wonderful people that molded my life and helped me and were always there even when I was a total BRAT (which I was most of the time). Looking back I can see how almost every person I met while living there left a mark on me. I was helped with a lot of issues I had with my family. When I came to the Village I was on drugs. I was living here and there. It was not a great life and my family and I didn’t really agree on anything because of it. So we didn’t talk much but after I came to “the Vill” I got back into church I learned to love myself, let go and forgive others and myself. I learned about boundaries and how not to let people use me. Once I started healing emotionally and spiritually, my relationships starting mending also.” -Kayla S., Lifeline Birthmom & former Village resident