We’re here to help those women who are willing and ready to help themselves.
We are one of the few organizations in Ottawa County to provide a faith-based transitional housing program just for women and their children. We help those women willing to actively participate in their personal, spiritual, and emotional growth, who seek to make permanent change in their lives.
MISSION – VISION – STATEMENT OF FAITH
Our Mission – My House Ministry exists to provide hope, housing, and guidance for women in need.
Our Vision – Women equipped to be independent, contributing community members, growing in their faith, through affordable and supportive housing.
Our Statement of Faith – Statement of Faith.pdf
We’re uniquely providing for this very desperate need!
Women coming from shelter, rehab, re-entry and other programs simply cannot afford safe and stable housing. The median rent for one bedroom in Ottawa County is $675/month. The minimum wage needed for this to be affordable (under 35% of income) is $12.78/hour. The average income of women in this situation is only $10/hour! Over 1400 single parents in Ottawa County need housing and the large majority of them are women. On any given day, we can receive numerous calls from women or agencies desperately seeking housing. We are heartbroken with the all of the women and children that we are not able to help due to no availability and no funding to supply more homes. We recently had to close one of our homes simply because we could not sustain our operational budget. We need your monthly financial support to help bridge the gap for some of the women and children who are being affected by this critical housing crisis in our community! Please help us, to help them!
Patricia Weerstra – Executive Director
Laurie Franklin – Life Skills Coordinator
Teresa Urivez – Life Skills Coordinator
Magdalene Hollis – Volunteer House Manager
Rick DeBoer – Board President
Jan DeBoer – Secretary
Scott Sterenberg – Board Member
Kathryn Christensen – Board Member
Dan Heyns – Board Member
Anne Heyns – Treasurer
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