We believe everyone deserves a safe place to call home. No one should be homeless and pregnant…
A baby is aborted every 20 seconds in the United States. In New York State alone, in 2014 27% of babies were aborted. For teens ages 15 to 19 this figure climbs to an alarming 50%. Unplanned pregnancy is one of the main reasons young women leave their homes or are kicked out.
Often with no income and no education, where do they go? So many women feel pressured to abort and feel they have no choice. 83% of women who have had abortions say they would have given birth if they had support from their families or boyfriends.
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50% of pregnant teens never finish high school. They often receive inadequate prenatal care, placing their babies at greater risk of premature birth and lifelong developmental and health problems. Babies born into homelessness struggle throughout their lives, often failing to graduate high school, ending up in the criminal justice system, and becoming teen parents themselves. A destructive cycle that often repeats for generations, with a devastating ripple effect.
Faith House exists to help young, single, pregnant women break this cycle and becoming self-sufficient mothers. We offer a safe, accepting home in a Christian family environment to pregnant women ages 18 to 24 who are motivated to make significant changes in their lives. Women may stay up to 12 months following the birth of their baby and are offered a variety of educational and supportive services to learn important life skills.
Once open, Faith House will be the only maternity home in the mid-Hudson Valley. Join us in offering hope to these courageous young mothers!
Dear Faith House Friends and Supporters:
Thank you to all who have responded so generously to our capital campaign! Because of you we have raised about $41,000, or 80 percent of our goal.
Unfortunately, it is with great disappointment that I must inform you that a situation developed very quickly over the last two weeks that has made it impossible for us to close on the property we intended to use as a safe haven for pregnant women.
Several initial conversations with the Ulster Town Building Department as well as a review of the local zoning code indicated that our proposed use of the house was in compliance with zoning regulations. However, many neighbors made their objections known to the town. Despite our best efforts to meet with them and address their concerns for safety, traffic and property values, they remained opposed and were able to sway the town in their favor.
Our attorney has advised us that the town has taken a position that we would not be able to overcome without the protracted time and expense of litigation. Thankfully, the sellers have agreed to allow us to terminate the contract with full return of our down payment.
We continue to explore other options to meet the needs of pregnant women in this community and appreciate your continued prayers and patience. We are working with a realtor to locate an appropriate property, but would also appreciate learning of any available properties you might be aware of.
Thank you very much for your continued support of this ministry. Although the road has been a long one, we are encouraged by the unflagging support of all who are standing in faith with us. We know that there is a need to provide safe housing for pregnant women in this area, and we will continue to move forward in His strength to meet that need.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Habakkuk 2:3
Thank you for your continued prayers,
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