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LifeHouse Crisis Maternity Home and AfterCare Program

LifeHouse Provides Hope for a New Life. LifeHouse Crisis Maternity Home is a 24/7 residential transitional housing program for homeless pregnant women and their infants/young children.

A LifeHouse resident enjoys a gentle autumn day with her baby. PHOTO: John Farmer de la Torre/CCSOMO. To learn more about LifeHouse, call 417.720.4213.

LifeHouse Crisis Maternity Home and AfterCare Program

Women come to LifeHouse at different times during their pregnancy and may stay for up to a year following the birth of their baby. During this time, they participate in comprehensive individualized strength-based case management, as well as educational and support services - all resulting in improved pregnancy outcomes for mother and infant, a reduction in homelessness and poverty, and an increase in healthy self-sufficient families. LifeHouse has social work case managers, a registered nurse, a licensed professional counselor, and support staff onsite. After moving into their own housing, women have the opportunity to participate in the two-year LifeHouse AfterCare Program where case management and support services continue.

Basic Eligibility Requirements

  • Pregnant, homeless, age 18 or older
  • 30 days sobriety (drugs and alcohol)
  • Active engagement in the program

We Provide

  • Safe housing, food, clothing, and basic necessities for the women and children

  • Comprehensive case management and support services for up to a year following the birth of the baby

  • LifeHouse can also accommodate another child age four or younger

  • Assistance with accessing social services and health care services (medical, dental, vision, medications)

  • Prenatal and post-delivery health education, counseling (individual and group)

  • Parenting and life skills education, including budgeting

  • Assistance with transportation

  • Assistance with educational, employment, and housing needs

  • And more …

Please call LifeHouse Crisis Maternity Home at 417.720.4213 for additional eligibility, program information and/or questions!