Since our beginning in 1993, we’ve been committed to meeting needs in our community, especially among the most vulnerable. California is the epicenter of homelessness in our country, and many of the families affected by this are headed by single women. For two-plus decades, Elizabeth House has been the only residential program in the entire San Gabriel valley that embraces pregnant mothers and their children (up to five years old). We see our role essential to standing in the gap for these families to create a new future.
Our mission is to empower pregnant and parenting women in need to reclaim their lives and build successful family legacies. We take a trauma-informed approach and address physical, emotional, spiritual, and economic needs in both women and their children. Often we truly become family to these women who have had no safe place to belong before. Without exception, the women and children who seek shelter in our home do so because of extremely complicated problems - domestic violence, substance abuse, generations of family dysfunction, and more - that won’t be solved quickly or easily. We understand the devastating impact of trauma, yet at the same time, we believe in the power of Christ to change and transform any life. For this reason, we provide holistic support, taking the time necessary to get to the root causes and foundation in order to build fresh. We are in it “as long it takes” with the women in our program and create a personalized experience and plan for each one.
What Our Clients Say
“For me Elizabeth House has been rewarding. I have learned a lot, such as managing my money. The staff is like family to me and I love them all. Being at EH has motivated me to help others in need and to get my degree in social work.”
— Elizabeth House Alumni
What We Do
We can accommodate up to six young families at a time in our Residential Program. Residential clients stay through the duration of their pregnancies and for up to four months after their babies are born, living in a supportive, homelike setting, and receiving a full range of care. This includes case management, intensive professional counseling, access to healthcare, parent education, job training, mother-to-mother mentoring, scholarship support, baby supplies, and more.
We also serve the alumni women and children who have gone through our program and provide ongoing training, support, and services on a regular basis. To read more about our programs, visit our Programs page.
We strive to meet the following outcomes through our programs:
Improve children’s and mother’s health
Facilitate healthy early childhood development
Support mother’s mental health
Empower mothers for self-sufficiency
Create lasting connections to healthy and resourced community