Mission: Saint Child exists to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of pregnant young women and their children by providing a safe nurturing community.
Target demographics: 14-24 year-old pregnant young women, and their children. We welcome women from all cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds.
Geographic areas served: Oregon and Washington
Programs: We offer a safe and stable community encouraging strengths development and positive relationships; this is what separates us from other transitional living programs.
Our Educational Life Skills Program offers hands on experience such as meal planning and preparation for a family, birthing and parenting, budgeting and many other skills for independent living and appropriate parenting. These skill-building opportunities allow Saint Child young women to enhance current and build new skills that will support their future success as they transition to independence.
I love being at Saint Child and seeing how young women's lives are being changed. One young woman came to us because she was "couch surfing" because her family life was very disfunctional. She was looking for change. Because of the support of Saint Child staff she grew as a person from one who was self centered and cared only about her own happiness to a person who was able to see that the best for her unborn baby girl would be to bless a family who could not have children. She choose a open adoption and was happy to be able to visit her baby and watch her grow in a loving family. Saint Child supported her through the pain of blessing a family through adoption with continued support and counseling. She was able to transition to an apartment and continue on in her personal educational goals.
Another young woman was pregnant and her husband of 3months had left her. She was able to stay at Saint Child and work on her relationship with her husband. They were able to reunite and have a beautiful baby boy.