In our Resident Program we serve young mothers age 16-23 and their child. Residents live on-site with their child in a monitored HOME environment while participating in a 5 phase program that is tailored to the individual’s needs and goals.
Our Non-Resident Program is designed to serve pregnant and parenting mothers age 13-27 and their child(ren) through participation in the same 5 phase program as our residents while they live independently.
FOR RESIDENTS AND NONRESIDENTS
This phase is for young women / moms who are only interested in attending Thursday night Bible Study. This is for non-residents only. There will be no services, program management, or other LBH classes offered.
Phase II – Observation Phase
- Attend Monday evening classes
- Attend Thursday night Bible Study and Kids Club on the 4th Wednesday
- Attend a Christian church on Sunday
- Help deep clean the LBH one Saturday a month
- Sign up for one Thursday night a month to assist in meal prep and clean up
- Committed to LBH Community Fellowship opportunities
All young women who want to enter into the program will start at this level no matter what age or situation. The goal of this phase will be set up to complete in 4 – 6 weeks. However, moving through this phase will be an individual effort and time frame. During this phase, it will determine commitment level and beginning of new life style habits.
Residents and non-residents will all have the opportunity to measure their success and movement forward by determining if they are following the structure of the LBH, as a resident or the structure in their living setting as a non-resident.
- Family Sponsor will be assigned.
- Peer Mentor will be assigned.
- Strategic monthly meetings with Program Coordinator to individualize short term and long term goals
- Targeted spiritual goals
- Offer other community services such as educational opportunities, job training, social service opportunities, and employment.
This phase will last until the young woman/ mom has stability, on the way to healing, and ready to enter a reintegration phase…time frame to be determined by assessment from Program Coordinator and Director.
Phase IV – Transition Phase
Preparation for reintegration – a plan will be put into place to prepare the young women/moms to live on their own successfully and to operate in this phase until they are successfully living on their ow
Mentoring Phase – once a mom / girl has successfully completed the program she will have the opportunity to mentor new moms/ girls coming into the program….to offer encouragement, support, and share her success with Lady Bugg House. She will also have the opportunity to share her story at outside speaking engagements. Movement to this phase will be determined by the Program Coordinator and Director.
Every girl we serve has a story and we are so grateful to be a part of helping her write a beautiful story. Here is Ashley’s story:
The Lady Bugg House has helped me in so many ways. I was a homeless mother living in and out of friends’ houses, my car, and motels. Not having any idea where I was going to be sleeping next or even a place to call HOME. The Lady Bugg House volunteers took us in like we were their own kids. Gave us love and support that we never had before, they gave us hope for a brighter future, a roof over our heads and food in our bellies, stability and security, and most important of all helped me understand who God is and what he wants. They showed me even though I have done my fair share of sinning He still loved me. He was never going to leave me; He would always be here for me no matter what.
The Lady Bugg House has helped me be a way better mother and person. Before I moved in I looked at my daughter like she was a mistake, an accident, regret. So I took her place to place every day so I could go party or hang out with guys. When I moved in here I learned that she was a wonderful blessing, a gift from God. The Lady Bugg House provides parenting classes which widen my view on how to discipline my child. As well as many volunteer mothers to help me in time of needs or just for great advice.
We are about helping young mothers, NO MATTER WHAT YOUR STORY IS, dream again and believe that you can have the life you deserve if you are willing to do what it takes to make it happen.
We do all of this with Jesus as the foundation. We believe that Jesus is the answer to heal brokenness and to bring about restoration to broken lives.