OUR MISSION:

Reconnect

Mothers with their

children

Restore

their relationship with their families

Reestablish

the family to

the community

AMERICANS LIVING IN POVERTY ARE WOMEN

%

ARE MOMS

CHILDREN IN VIRGINIA ALONE ARE HOMELESS

Why Mercy Moms?

70% of the graduates of the Mercy House are Mothers
Currently, if you have a child and no support from a spouse or family, you are officially homeless.  Unless you have a trade or skill you cannot afford to provide a safe environment for your family.

 

What is the challenge?
At minimum wage, an individual can only afford 32% of what is needed to rent an efficiency or 2 bedroom apartment.

 

Overwhelmed
Because of this financial burden, many women can become overwhelmed and face depression.  This lowers the chances for a full recovery from addiction.

Mercy Mom and baby

Mercy Moms House Provides:

Shelter, food and clothing for women 18 and older and their young children. The women receive life skills training, grooming skills, parenting classes, counseling, and vocational training. Mercy Moms House offers a childcare center that empowers at-risk children to become academically and socially successful to enable this generation to become young leaders.

The Mercy House successfully graduates countless young ladies into a life free from drug and alcohol addiction many of whom are mothers with young children.  Mercy Moms House meets a critical and essential need. Women and their children caught in a cycle of dysfunction and abuse can experience hope and a promising future!

 

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Being able to volunteer has been an awesome gift to me!  These precious children have truly impacted my life.

Volunteer

Volunteers are love in MOTION

One of the most rewarding ways many people contribute to New Life For Youth is to volunteer. We have a variety of possibilities if you’re interested in giving some of your time. But be careful, once you spend time around New Life for Youth, you’ll find it hard to leave!

  • Ladies Guild — These dedicated women plan events and perform many valuable acts of service at their local center.  
  • Construction and Repair- our centers are in constant need of repair, restoration or construction to continue to provide the best and safest place for our children, families and young men and women.
  • Monthly Volunteer Days- come out and join us for monthly community events
  • Host a Mercy Moms Babyshower at your Office or Church…

    Invite several ladies to your home and share the Mercy Moms video or newsletter with them. Have a list of necesities they can choose from. 

    Suggested Items:

    • Linens-twin size vinyl mattress cover•Towels and washcloths – 2 of each/person•personal items –  toiletries, etc..socks & pajamas for kids and moms•Toilet Paper/Paper Towels•Gift Cards: Walmart or Target•Food: Can items•Diapers•Pull Ups•Wipes• Sanitizer•Lysol•Laundry Detergent• Fabric softener•Bleach

I am thankful for the ministry of New Life For Youth and the love that was extended to me at the Mercy House.  My heart has been healed and now I have a calling in my life to reach other mothers through the ministry of Mercy Moms.

Ashley

Tara’s story

All Johana wanted was a safe home with her Mom. Read more about Tara and Johana’s special story of healing and home.

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Ashley’s Story

Ashley was desperate. Addicted to drugs with a young child she didn’t know where to turn. Read more of her story of overcoming addiction and of becoming the mom she knew she could be.

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