F.A.Q Page

Frequently Asked Questions

Every woman who moves into our home has different life circumstances and needs. The following questions are commonly asked. Please take a moment and read through them; our goal is to help you feel that we are here to help and that you have access to any information you need. We want you to feel comfortable and welcome. If you have other questions not answered here, feel free to Contact Hannah House Main Office : (574) 254-7271 or Call LEEP House : (574) 254-5309
Email: info@hannahshousemichiana.org

Both of our program homes are located in a safe neighborhood in downtown Mishawaka. We are close to medical facilities, public transportation and basic shopping needs. We have a separate location for our business office nearby.

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Our maternity home (Leep) is a residential home with 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There is 24-hour / 365 days a year staff supervision. Up to 7 women and 3 babies can reside in the home. There are daily responsibilities each resident takes part in, Leep Home functions very much as a family.

Our transitional home (Killilea) is also a residential home that houses up to 3 women and children at a time. Killilea has no in-house supervision, but residents have access to and remain to be guided by agency staff. Residents from Leep move to Killilea after working through programming and securing full-time college or full-time work and childcare. Killilea is a supported step toward independence.

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The length of stay depends on each individual woman as she continues toward completion of program expectations. Though we require consistent participation, we evaluate each Mom along her journey and make accommodations and/or guidleines based on progress and need. Women who successfully complete our maternity program, have a job and child care, may continue our programming in our transitional residence.

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There is no age qualification. We serve pregnant women of all ages.

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A health clinic is located within a block of our home and we link women without Medicaid with a navigator to assist her in obtaining coverage. We have developed resources within the community to have a base of knowledge for each specialized situation.

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The decision to parent or place a baby for adoption is a very personal one. We support whichever choice is made and help prepare for either option

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Of course! We encourage family and friends to be involved in the life of the resident according to the visitor's guidelines. Residents have certain freedoms within programmatic guidelines.

All Hannah’s House programs are voluntary. Residents have freedom to come and go as long as they are working on their goals and are following the rules of the home.

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Yes, provided the relationship is a safe, healthy growing and positive one, and within our programming guidelines for visitors and life plans.  

What are the expectations of residents living at Hannah’s House? Women come to Hannah’s House seeking change. They agree to care for their physical, emotional and spiritual health, pursue education/employment goals and actively participate in our program. This includes:

Attending regular pre and postnatal appointments, staying drug/alcohol free, following doctor’s orders and making positive choices regarding nutrition and health.

Enrolling in school if they have not completed high school or a GED/HSE program

Actively seeking employment unless there are written medical restrictions

Cooperating with housemates and meeting expectations with regard to household responsibilities, curfew, etc.

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While the cost is approximately $100 per day per resident, we are able to provide this wonderful home, food and support due to the generous donations of individuals, churches and groups in our community who care about Moms and babies.

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Hannah’s House is located near public transportation. Residents without a car are encouraged to use public transportation, walk or ask friends/family to take them places.

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Unfortunately, no. Hannah’s House is designed to care for the Mom and her current pregnancy / baby. Hannah’s House is not a shelter or considered housing. The size of the home and the needs of all those involved in the programming does not positively support more children in the home. We do allow children to visit and spend time in the home.

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The decision to parent or place a baby for adoption is a very personal one. We support whichever choice is made and help prepare for either option

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Initial application information is collected over the phone by calling us at 574-254-5309.

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