Providing Help. Creating Hope. Serving All.
Our Mother’s House of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc. has been providing housing to homeless mothers and their children since 1987. The mission of the program is to offer single mothers and their children a safe and secure environment in which to achieve increased self-sufficiency through education, vocational training, and personal growth.
Our Mother’s House provides shelter and guidance for single mothers and their children who would otherwise be homeless. Children attend Early Head Start, located on site, while mothers are in school or working. Mothers work toward self-sufficiency and are required to attend life skills classes, such as parenting, self-esteem, nutrition, and financial literacy. Mothers additionally agree to follow house rules and regulations, to attend house meetings, and accept communal responsibilities.
Our Mother’s House and Children First of Sarasota County partner to provide an on-site Early Head Start program for the resident children. The licensed and certified program ensures the children are ready to enter the public school system. Children also receive daily breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Our Mother’s House offers life skills education for the mothers.
- Single mothers 18 years old or older
- One or two children under 3 years old
- Participation in life skills classes
- Expressed intention for further education
- Expressed intention for employment
- Drug and alcohol free
- Not involved in a threatening relationship
Applications to Our Mother’s House are accepted regardless of race, nationality or creed. Acceptance is based upon a demonstrated commitment to self-development and the ability to participate in the program.
Our Mother’s House welcomes volunteers. Volunteers are needed for assistance with childcare, maintenance, fundraising, and administration. Please consider giving your time to this worthy program.
Click HERE to visit the Our Mother’s House website.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES, DIOCESE OF VENICE, INC. SERVES ALL IN NEED REGARDLESS OF RACE, NATIONALITY, OR CREED.