Beautiful U Ministries serves at-risk teen moms by inviting them to become a part of loving families.
Beautiful U Ministries is a 501c3 non-profit, Christian Maternity Program serving the needs of at-risk pregnant teens and homeless single moms & children SINCE 2010
Problem: Nearly 70% of our participants are victims of domestic or sexual abuse
99% of our moms come into the program: having no permanent home, report couch hopping from one potentially dangerous environment to another (pregnant or with their children in tow), living in a car or on the streets
FACT: TEENS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 CANNOT LEGALLY STAY AT A SHELTER
Beautiful U works very closely with Lazarus House in St.Charles, Waterleaf Crisis Center in Aurora and several local school districts
When moms are referred to us, approximately 80% have dropped out of school, and on average only read at a 4th grade level
The children of our participants are:
- 4 times more likely than non-homeless children to be abused, neglected or abandoned
- 3 times more likely to be placed in remedial education
- 10 times more likely to continue the cycle of poverty
- Sons of teen mothers are almost 3 times more likely than sons of non-teens to become incarcerated
- Daughters of teen moms are 83% more likely themselves to become mothers by age 18
Providing HOPE = (housing, opportunity, programs & education)
Provide safe, loving homes and/or affordable housing
Education & Programs: parenting & healthy relationship classes, financing, nutrition, life & job skill training, coping skills and spiritual health
Opportunity: empowering these women through education, better jobs, safe & affordable housing, accountability & spiritual shepherding
Would you like to have a personal impact in the future life spared from a potential abortion? 1 out of every 3 mom's referred to our program are headed into an abortion clinic feeling hopeless. We are grateful for all the volunteers & crisis workers who encourage these scared women to STOP and CONSIDER LIFE as an option.
Unfortunately in many of these best case scenarios, pro-life advocates, government and church officials fail to recognize the much BROADER epidemic of Pro-life - HOMELESS , HOPELESS, HUNGRY, UNEDUCATED CHILDREN
This is where Beautiful U Ministries becomes critical in helping provide services, shelter and support, helping to permanently BREAK the cycle of poverty.
Our goal is raise the remaining $450,000 of the original $600,000to purchase a Transitional Living Site for 11 moms and 16-18 children. This next step program would provide: continued education opportunity, vocational and job skill training, nutritional meals, transportation options, child care assistance and most importantly, affordable housing (mom's required to pay 20% of their gross income to housing expenses).
Our mom's desire the opportunity & services to help break generational cycles of poverty for themselves and their children. So, are you in or not??
Most recent stats on record Nov.2015 - "According to the CCH, families made up half of Chicago's homeless population, including more than 48,000 homeless children with parents and another 12,00 people younger than 21 without parents or guardians. The CCH estimates there are more than 64,000 homeless adults, 46 % of the homeless population are children."
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