Programs That Lead to Progress

The Haven of Grace fills a need in the community to help women who are pregnant and homeless. We provide a place to live, educational programs, and long-term support to break the chain of generational poverty.

Families begin a new path – one that leads to independence, stability, and self-sufficiency. Each woman helped by The Haven of Grace becomes a stronger member of our community and eventually can begin giving back to those who helped her move forward.

The Haven of Grace was opened in 1988 in North St. Louis City by parishioners from St. Peter’s Episcopal Church who saw a growing need for these services.

The Haven, The Maternity Shelter

Shelter support for 10 women, ages 18+ and their children

Services in the first year:

  • Life skills curriculum covering seven core areas
  • Safe space to navigate a healthy pregnancy and delivery
  • GED coaching and continuing educational support
  • Case management and on-site therapy

The Quad – Transitional Housing

Furnished apartments on same grounds as Maternity Shelter for 7 families

Services in the second and third year:

  • Independent living with continued support
  • Space to meet goals while working or attending school
  • Begin financial responsibility with small rent and savings plan
  • Case management and on-site therapy

The Haven Difference

Graduates are eligible for the Aftercare Program

Services in the following 10 years:

  • Support as needed to avoid homeless reoccurrence
  • Maintain progress toward individual goals and secure stable housing
  • Extended learning progress

A Plan for Progress

The Haven of Grace recognizes that each of our young moms is an individual on a distinct journey. Our program team, including a Family Advocate and on-site Therapist, works with each of our moms to create an individual goal plan for their family. The plan creates short-term and long-term goals that carry across our programs. The Haven of Grace moms create these goals in seven core areas:

  • Parenting
  • Housing
  • Independent Living
  • Physical & Emotional Health
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Spiritual & Character Development