What are the ages of the young women in the home?
They are between 10 and 23 years old, regardless of race, religion, or national origin.
How long can I stay at the home?
For young women who are parenting, discharge from Christian Life Home will occur at the time of discharge from the hospital ~ A plan for suitable living arrangements will have been made during her stay at the home. If a young woman chooses to place for adoption, she is encouraged to return to Christian Life Home for an extended stay, depending on her situation, to receive healthy grief counseling .
If I come to the home, do I have to place my baby for adoption?
We do not encourage or suggest what you should do with your baby. Parenting or placing for adoption is your decision. It is our job to give you truthful information about both options and challenge your thoughts in those areas.
If I decide to place my baby for adoption, will you help me find a couple?
We are not an adoption agency ~ We will refer you to several adoption agencies who will walk you through the process.
I already have a child ~ Can I bring him/her with me?
Under state licensing, we are not able to care for children.
Do I have to live in Raleigh in order to come to the home?
You may live anywhere in NC or in another state.
How many girls can stay at the home?
Christian Life Home can house up to six young women at a time.
How long has Christian Life Home been around and how did it get started?
Christian Life Home began in 1985 by community individuals who wanted a safe place for young women to go during their pregnancy.
Can my family and friends visit me?
Visits occur weekly, but are different lengths depending on how long you have been in the program.
You must make your own decision to come into the home.
Can I be forced to come into the home?
How far along in my pregnancy do I need to be before I come?
The earlier you are admitted into the program, the better ~ so that you have more time to learn life-skills and attend all of the classes we provide.
To find out more about the program, call our office at 919.510.5400
Residents Share …
“It was here that I really grew. I learned how to hold my head up and walk with pride, and most importantly, it was at this home that I got saved. The people affiliated with this place are so loving and they teach you how to live life to the fullest.”
“You took me in when nobody else would and took the responsibility of being guardian parents to me. My family and I really appreciate all the things you have done for me. Whether you all know it or not, you helped me to grow a great deal spiritually, physically and mentally.”
“I went job hunting today, and because of my time in the home, I was able to submit a resume along with my application. While I was at the home, I learned job skills that I now use today. I felt much more confident because I had practiced those skills and been taught well during my time in the home.”
“Now I am so thankful that Christian Life Home was here to walk through this with me. They have helped me find peace by allowing God to work in me and my child’s life. They helped me trust the Lord for His will.”
“As I entered the spring of my sophomore year in college, I faced some life-changing news. I was pregnant. Knowing I could not go home to face my small town, I inquired about maternity homes at the local pregnancy center. I came to the Christian Life Home and placed my baby for adoption. Through the help and guidance I received at the home, I learned I could trust the Lord and know He will take care of my baby and me.”
“When I got here, I noticed something very different about the people of CLH. They laughed, and shared, and yes, even disagreed at times. But they were a family, and this was their house. They welcomed me into their house and their family, and into their home.”