We envision that all young mothers that graduate the Compassion House program will go on to live healthy stable lives by using the education, life skills, and the support systems they have built to provide a stable home environment for themselves and their child. Our dream is to break the cycle of poverty, abuse, and neglect that many teen moms have experienced.
Compassion House is the only housing program in the state that provides a long term transitional program for homeless pregnant teens who find themselves in crisis pregnancies. We work with teens age 19 and under during their pregnancy, and after the baby is born to provide housing, access to prenatal care, labor coaching, counseling, case management, life skills, parenting classes, education, and resources to make sure they can successful long term.
25% of all births in Arkansas are born to teen moms. Most of these young women do not seek proper medical care, and do not get any prenatal care until late in their second trimester.Being the ONLY facility in the state to offer these services, means we have long wait lists for girls needing our services. We receive no government funding, and are completely reliant on community donations.