Donate

With 28 women and 15 children currently living in our residential homes, we have continuous needs that generous supporters help us meet year after year. We invite you to read through the list below and see if there is an area of need near and dear to your heart.

Gift Cards (any amount)

Gift cards are always appreciated and utilized. Walmart, Target, restaurant, grocery store, entertainment, gas and Visa gift cards are always appreciated. They provide our staff the opportunity to spend time participating in activities with our women and children outside of normal, routine program events. This is especially helpful during the cold winter months when outside activities are limited.

 

Laptops for children ($1,750 or a gift toward completion)

We have several school age children living in our homes who in today’s age, require online access for school and homework. We would like to purchase 5 laptops and a printer for the children to use in a supervised location by the childcare director.

  1. Donate $350 for one laptop.
  2. Donate $700 for two laptops.
  3. Donate $200 for a printer.

 

Abba House Women and Children’s Scholarship Fund

Currently, 90% of the families we serve have no financial resources to pay tuition. When women come to us seeking to change their lives and walk away from the abusers, drugs, prostitution and other dangerous arenas, we know they are at a very vulnerable place. We don’t ever want to turn away a woman seeking to make a better life for herself and her children. Therefore, we try to make sure we have scholarships available for anyone who needs them. It costs $1,620 a month for a family to live at Abba House. As of today, our scholarship fund is at a $0 balance.

Scholarships allow mother and child to live in a safe, loving Christian environment where healthy family values are implemented and modeled. Both mom and child can receive counseling and heal from their past hurts together. They participate in a healthy, holistic lifestyle and learn how to maintain that when they leave. Our childcare director also facilitates after school activities, healthy snacks and fun-filled weeks when school is out. The young children/infants are well cared for in a small, family run daycare while mom participates in group counseling, curriculum and job training.

 

  1. Your small group/Sunday school class can “adopt” a family for $1,620 a month and receive written updates from your family. Be part of her life and mentor her through this process.
  2. Donate $54 to pay for one day.
  3. Donate $378 to pay for one week.
  4. Donate $1.620 to pay for one month.

 

Education Fund: ($2,500 or any gift toward completion)

As we look toward our future, we are focusing on more staff education so that we can provide the services required to take insurance and apply for more grants to help women who do not have the financial ability to come to Abba House. Eight of our staff members are currently participating in a one-year ministry counseling course to become Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors. The cost is $2,500 per staff member.

 

A Gift to our General Operations or Greatest Need (any amount)
A gift toward General Operations supports the day-to-day work at Abba House. Our estimated 2018 operating budget is $1.5 million. The majority of this figure represents the direct cost of providing a home and the basic needs of the women and children in the program, as well as ministry and counseling for them as we seek to restore their family. This is one of our greatest challenges as we are funded solely through private contributions.

 

Thank you for your help in restoring these women and their families!