For the Parents

Hearing that your daughter is pregnant is probably not what you expected when you signed up to be parents. Hearing this for the first time you may feel angry, sad, disappointed & even hurt. Believe us, these feelings don’t last forever & in time, they will turn into feelings of joy & happiness.

What both you & your daughter need to know is that you are not alone!

There is still hope for a bright future! It will be different, but keep in mind that life is not over.

The best thing you can do for your daughter is to get her help & allow her time & space to deal with all the crazy emotions she is dealing with.  That’s where Grace Home Ministries comes in!  We are here to be a support for you & her, while also preparing her for whatever picture of motherhood she should chose.

With help & support, Grace Home Ministries can help you & your daughter embrace & take hold of this change and prepare everyone for it. As hard as it may be to believe, life will go on & can be better than you ever imagined.

Let Grace Home Ministries have the opportunity to explore whether or not our program is the right place for your daughter during her pregnancy.

Mentoring Program

Grace Home Ministries’ mentoring program, The Grace Project, serves pregnant teens, teen mothers & their children in the Central Virginia area.

Participants in this program are paired with trained mentors who journey through pregnancy & parenthood with their “mentee.” Each “mentee” & their mentor work through the Earn While You Learn curriculum in an effort to prepare each mother for the various stages of pregnancy and milestones in child development. The curriculum focuses on topical areas that include parenting, adoption, child safety/first-aid, prenatal and childbirth classes and other inspiring topics!

Through their participation in the program, young women are able to earn points that can be exchanged for maternity and baby items in the organization’s “baby boutique.”

In addition, once a month “mentees” and mentors gather together for an M&M (mentor/mentee) night to have fun, hear from speakers, or engage in team building activities. It’s a great way to be a part of a special community!

Spiritual Enrichment

Grace Home Ministries is a faith-based organization dedicated to sharing the unconditional love of Jesus Christ. Participants will be exposed to biblical truths through devotions or personal testimonies. However, we believe religion is a matter of personal conviction; therefore, we don’t put any pressure on program participants in matters of personal faith or beliefs.

More questions?

Read our FAQ’s to better understand what Grace Home Ministries does and how we can help you.

How does someone qualify for the program?

You can download the application online by clicking the “forms” links at the bottom of the home page or call for more information. Once an application is submitted and reviewed, the applicant will be contacted and entered into the application process. Upon completion of the application process, a decision will be made by the Executive Director. Admission is based upon our ability to help given the situation, and availability. Those who do not qualify may be referred to other agencies/organizations that may be better focused on her specific needs. The organization does not discriminate with regard to race or religious affiliation.

Where are the young ladies from that participate in any of the programs?

Currently, program participants are come from all across Central Virginia.

How much does it cost?

Participation in The Grace Project mentoring program is absolutely FREE!

How long can a young woman participate?

A young woman enrolled as a participant in The Grace Project, can have access to a mentor for up to 2 years upon entering into the program. Priority is given to applicants who are in the earlier part of their pregnancy.

Does a young lady HAVE to place her child for adoption?

Each participant (irregardless of which program they participate in) will be required to take part in a series of classes which assist in making decisions as to whether to parent or pursue an adoption plan.

In fact, about 60% of young women make a parenting plan while 40% pursue an adoption plan. Regardless of the decision, GHM staff will work diligently to help meet the needs of each client.