The Deborah Project is a charitable initiative, in association with Kingdom Life Ministries Community Development Corporation (KLMCDC), created to assist single mothers to establish more viable and wholesome households throughout the Greater Grand Rapids area. The Deborah Project consists of two phases:
Phase I: The Deborah Project
Phase I is our instructional and gratuitous component, called The Deborah Project. The Deborah Project began in 2011 as a reaction to a growing need to support single parent families. Our mission is to see single parent families encouraged, empowered, equipped and educated. This is done through providing outreach programs to facilitate single mother parenting skills, provide support in overcoming the challenges of raising children alone, and providing networking channels from professionals in the urban core, and surrounding Grand Rapids community. This is all done to help mitigate projected outcomes consistent with poverty, poor health care, and abusive relationships. In addition, we provide food, household items, personal care items, childcare, mentoring and counseling by licensed professionals to eligible participants. This all done free of charge.
Phase II: The Deborah House
We are so excited to announce that The Deborah House opened in November of 2015, and a second unit recently opened in June of 2016!
The Deborah House is Phase 2 of our broader outreach program. The Deborah House is a safe haven for single/pregnant mothers and their children. We provide housing for young mothers wherein they will receive the encouragement, social support, mentoring, and invaluable education within a Christian environment. The Deborah house seeks to provide a place of healing and comfort during the most vulnerable times of a woman's life. We provide counseling, educational programing, fellowship, and mentoring in a Christian environment to ensure that our families have every opportunity to thrive and achieve personal success.
The Deborah House is a fully furnished home. The Deborah staff is devoted to creating a healthy, thriving atmosphere for our families. Single/pregnant mothers may stay at the Deborah House for a duration of one year if needed.
Criteria for Deborah House Admission:
- Must be 18 years or older
- Must be currently pregnant or have one child under the age of 5
- Must be currently employed or have consistent monthly income
- Must be willing to contribute to monthly living expenses
- Must be willing to participate in The Deborah House program
For an application, or inquiries, please contact us.