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About Us

Who We Are

A Christian based maternity home for pregnant women 16 years old and above.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a residential community for pregnant and postpartum women age sixteen through childbearing age who have no place to call home.

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. We strive to complete this mission through:

  • To offer housing and support through our residential home and/or shepherding homes.

  • To refer our clients to community resources or to adoption agencies which may be helpful to them as a single or relinquishing parent, enabling them re-entry into life.

  • To help our clients initiate a "plan" for their future to work towards, both during and after their pregnancy.

  • To foster a spirit of independence for themselves and also pass on to their children the same spirit, enabling many to break dependent roles.

  • To maintain at all times, through and within the facility of Shannon's Hope, an atmosphere and practice of faith, hope and love.

Our History

Leslie Pottebaum, founded Shannon’s Hope nearly 40 years ago, in 1982 after a personal tragedy to provide a refuge for homeless pregnant women and a voice for the unborn. Over the 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, bible study and nutrition.