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Providing Help. Creating Hope. Serving All.
Helping Mothers Help Themselves

We are not a maternity home. You cannot live here while you are pregnant.
Admission criteria:
· You must be a mother age 18 or over raising one or two children by yourself.
· Your child or children must not have reached their third birthday.
· You must be committed to going to school and working. 
· If addicted, you must be drug and alcohol free for at least one year. 
· You will agree to periodic and random drug testing.
· For the safety of all residents, you cannot currently be in a threatening relationship.
If accepted, you will have your own furnished one bedroom apartment 
with a kitchen. Caseworkers are in the office during the day to provide
guidance and assistance.
In your two years here, you will work toward self-sufficiency by: 
· Attending Life Skills Classes including but not limited to parenting, self-esteem, nutrition and budgeting
· Participating in individual and group counseling
· Enrolling in and attending school/job training for a specific goal
· Seeking and maintaining full/part-time employment
· Attending house meetings
· Accepting communal responsibilities of everyday living, i.e. picking up and cleaning of common areas
· Paying a $300 a month program fee
· Obeying house rules and regulations

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Our Mother's House - P.O. Box 2240, Venice, FL 34284    
Phone: 941-485-6264  Fax: 941-488-2289  
ourmothershouse@ccdis1.org