Recently, Nichole Golden, Staff Writer at the Georgia Bulletin blessed us with a wonderful article about our new Maternity Home in East Point and the Maternity Home Pledge Drive we have begun to be able to perform the necessary repairs on the site. This wonderful piece provides a wonderful perspective of what we do, what we have done and how we can help homeless pregnant women and their babies.
Here is an excerpt from the article, which you can read in its entirety here.
“Gift of a house will serve ministry for homeless pregnant women – Georgia Bulletin
EAST POINT—A gift of a 15-room home from the Archdiocese of Atlanta to the Sheltering Grace Ministry will allow the nonprofit program to serve a greater number of homeless pregnant women.
The donated home, located in East Point, was previously a retirement home owned and operated by the archdiocese.
The donation will enable Sheltering Grace, based in Marietta, to expand its services. The ministry currently can provide housing at any given time to a maximum of six women in two 3-bedroom homes. Sheltering Grace’s current homes will be used in the future to launch a new ministry program, The Academy.
“The gift of this home is a true answer to prayer, since we will be able to provide shelter and resources to three times as many women as we have been able to help previously,” said Dr. Ralph Bell, executive director of Sheltering Grace Ministry. “We receive two to three calls for service each day. Now, with the new home, we will commence the workforce initiative so that women who have only had minimal training in the workforce can greatly improve their chances of obtaining gainful employment.””
Thank you so very much, Nichole and all of you at the Georgia Bulletin for including us and supporting our work here at Sheltering Grace Ministries. May God bless the work that you do in our communities.
If you would like to contribute to the SGM Materingy Home Pledge Drive, please click here to go to the donation page. We thank you in advance for your support.