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About Us

Our Mission

Shannon's Hope is a residence providing a safe community for pregnant and postpartum women of child-bearing age.

What We Offer

Many times, homeless pregnant women have not been offered (or afforded) the basic decision-making skills and have made difficult choices about their lives. Shannon’s Hope continues to offer them a place to call home, an opportunity to rebuild their lives, and a hope for the future. Shannon’s Hope not only provides a place to live, but helps guide our residents through troubled times. After a resident enters our facility, they quickly adjust to having a safe place to call home. Our programs are designed to help guide a woman and her child to a safe and stable independent lifestyle.

How We Provide Services

Shannon’s Hope provides a loving, life-affirming home to pregnant women. Our program provides the following services:

  • Housing and support through our residential home

  • Referrals to community resources or to adoption agencies which may be helpful to them as a single or relinquishing parent

  • Guidance to initiate a "life plan" to work towards both during and after their pregnancy

  • Foster a spirit of independence for themselves and for their children, enabling many to break dependent roles

  • Maintain at all times an atmosphere and practice of faith, hope and love

Our History

Leslie Pottebaum, founded Shannon’s Hope in 1982, after a personal tragedy to provide a refuge for homeless pregnant women and a voice for the unborn. Over the last nearly 40 years we have taken in pregnant women of all ages, all walks of faith, in all situations of life, including the more “hard core” cases referred by other women’s shelters not equipped or willing to handle their extra challenges.

One-third of the women are victims of domestic violence, one third are substance abusers, and the other third are homeless. Shannon’s Hope is privately funded through donations. It’s a Christian home with courses such as parenting, life skills, nutrition, and Bible study.