The New Creation House:
NCH is a residential program for up to 4 young mothers (13-19) and their children. At NCH, young mothers attend school full time (high school, GED classes, job training, or college). The home is focused on supporting the residents in finishing their education, learning good parenting techniques and applicable life skills and in seeking out a deeper relationship with God. There are five attendance requirements for young mothers living at New Creation Home: they must attend a weekly parenting class, a weekly Bible study, and a weekly church service, they must attend school or job training classes full-time, and finally, they must meet weekly with a counselor or mentor if asked. They must also participate in periodic family dinners. NCH residents are required to cook once a week for all the house residents, must abide by nightly curfews, and must complete daily and weekly chores. Residents are assisted in obtaining all needed resources, including childcare, infant items, transportation to school and all appointments, and government assistance if desired. Residents are required to save at a portion of their income each month and are taught money management skills. NCH residents do not have a time limit to their stay at the house; as long as a young mom is continuing her education full-time and following all the house rules, she is welcome to continue living at New Creation Home.
The Lighthouse is a residential program for up to 4 young mothers (18-22) and their children. At the Lighthouse, young mothers have completed their high school diploma or GED, and work full-time or part-time and/or attend college or a trade/technical school at least 20 hours per week. Residents work with the Resident Manager to develop longer-term vocational and financial plans, as well as a housing plan for their time after the Lighthouse. Like New Creation Home, the Lighthouse program helps residents learn good parenting techniques and applicable life skills, and develop a deeper relationship with God. Attendance requirements for young mothers include attending a weekly parenting class, a weekly Bible study, and a weekly church service, and meeting weekly with a counselor or mentor, if asked. They are also asked to participate in periodic family dinners. Residents are required to save a portion of their income each month and are taught independent living skills. Residents may stay at the Lighthouse for up to 18 months or until they turn 23 as long as they continue toward vocational and educational goals as well as program guidelines.
Weekly Parenting Class:
Parenting class is held at New Creation Home on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30.
Parenting Classes meet weekly in continuous 10-week quarters at
New Creation Home. Classes meet on Tuesdays with dinner from 5:30-6:30,
and class from 6:30-7:30. Childcare is provided from 6:15-7:30,
so parents can attend class without their children. Class teachers/speakers
are recruited from the local community and from churches. Topics
covered in parenting class range from early childhood development to health and nutrition, as well as general life skills,
including financial management and child safety.
A weekly Bible study is offered at New Creation home for any young
mothers desiring to attend on Mondays from 6:30-7:30 pm. Transportation
to and from the study and childcare during the study are provided
Social events or educational seminars for mothers and their children
take place once each quarter, and may include such events as ice
skating, bowling, swimming or hot tubbing, attending educational
programs needed by moms, or one day workshops on specific life skills.
In additions, young women living in NCHM residential programs go
on an annual retreat during the summer. The retreat is an extended
time for NCHM moms to get away and spend time with God, and to spend
time hanging out and supporting each other.