How does someone qualify for the program?

You can download the application online by clicking the “forms” links at the bottom of the home page or call for more information. Once an application is submitted and reviewed, the applicant will be contacted and entered into the application process. Upon completion of the application process, a decision for admission will be made by the Program Director. Admission is based upon our ability to help given the situation, and the availability of space. Those who do not qualify may be referred to other agencies/organizations that may be better focused on her specific needs. The organization does not discriminate with regard to race or religious affiliation.

Where are the young ladies from that participate in any of the programs?

Currently, program participants are come from all across Central Virginia.

How much does it cost?

The cost per day for a young woman to live at The Grace Home varies depending on the young woman’s stage in motherhood.

$1000/month/young woman

This fee covers housing, cost of living (food & transportation), & program costs (including case management/counseling, medical expenses, recreation, educational support and other miscellaneous expenses).

$500/month/baby

This fee covers childcare (provided within the home), clothes, diapers and formula.

Currently, Grace Home Ministries only accepts applicants for The Grace Home who are independently sponsored.

The cost of services for participants in The Grace Project are covered by private individuals who donate to the ministry.

For more information on how you can donate and help sponsor a teen mother and her child, please visit our donate page!

How long can a young woman participate?

At The Grace Home, a young woman is eligible to enter the program during her pregnancy. For young women who have already given birth, their infant cannot be older than 6 months. Young women accepted into The Grace Home can remain in the home up to 2 years.

A young woman enrolled as a participant in The Grace Project, can have access to a mentor for up to 2 years upon entering into the program. Priority is given to applicants who are in the earlier part of their pregnancy.

Does a young lady HAVE to place her child for adoption?

Each participant (irregardless of which program they participate in) will be required to take part in a series of classes which assist in making decisions as to whether to parent or pursue an adoption plan.

In fact, about 60% of young women make a parenting plan while 40% pursue an adoption plan. Regardless of the decision, GHM staff will work diligently to help meet the needs of each client.