If you are a single mother, at a point in your life where you not only desire change, but are willing to make a commitment to moving forward, consider applying at Hearth Homes!

Eligibility Requirements:

Thursday classes offer skill development, community, and growth. 

Thursday classes offer skill development, community, and growth. 

  • Single mothers with children or seeking custody of their children
  • Mothers must be least 18 years old 
  • Mothers must be homeless or have an immediate threat of homelessness
  • If applicants are in substance abuse recovery, a minimum 60 days successful outpatient  must be confirmed by a social service reference (i.e. treatment counselor, CPS, etc.)
  • Financial Responsibility: 35% income OR if you have no income, there is a requirement of 12 hours of additional volunteer service per month
  • All applicants must provide verification that they are compliant with social services such as court, CPS, TANF, etc.
  • No participation in threatening relationships is allowed while staying at Hearth Homes

Application Process

Children thrive in a safe, secure environment and love our playground!

Children thrive in a safe, secure environment and love our playground!

  • Applicants first attend a scheduled orientation. Call 926-6492 to find out about the next scheduled orientation
  • After orientation an application must be submitted
  • Social service references (DCFS, DSHS, Counselor, Treatment, etc.) must be provided (Name, Phone, Fax)
  • Attend a Family Meeting Interview: Potential residents meet current residents for a Q&A prior to move-In. Move-In Date Assigned

Program Commitments

  • Family Dinners are a time for community, rich conversation, skill development and nourishment. Monday through Friday all families dine together at 6 pm. Residents rotate meal preparation and chore responsibilities. 
  • Life Skills Classes: Every Thursday at 10am all residents attend class to develop skills ranging from self-care, health and wellness, communication, conflict resolution, budgeting, food handling and more. 
  • Family Meetings: Meetings are held every Saturday morning, where all residents and staff gather to communicate upcoming events, resolve conflicts, and participate in evaluation of choices. 
  • Case Management: Residents meet weekly with their on-site Case Manager to discuss goals, access resources, and communicate scheduling needs. 
  • Core Values: All residents and staff agree to uphold the core values of Grace, Accountability, Service and Respect in all interactions. 
  • Service: All residents commit to completing a minimum of 3 hours a month of volunteer work to practice service and give back to a community that generously supports their success
Thursday classes include guest instructors teaching the benefits of Yoga and other exercises.  

Thursday classes include guest instructors teaching the benefits of Yoga and other exercises.