Housing Director: Rachael Lipscomb

House Mother: Linda Rittenhouse

Housing Board: Stacey Gill, Nancy Machon, Janet McManus, Penny Pavucek, Pete Rawson

Location: Phoenixville, PA

Contact Us: 484-566-3894 or abbhousing@gmail.com

A Baby’s Breath Housing offers a transitional maternity home for up to six (6) pregnant women. Applications will be accepted anytime during the pregnancy, and accepted residents can live in the home up to four weeks after the birth of their child. During their stay, residents will participate in all cores services offered by A Baby’s Breath, including pre-natal and parenting classes, and weekly meetings with an advocate. This advocate will mentor and advise on next steps to help the client reach their goals, including parenting their child, or offering adoption information and support.

Through the program, residents will learn how to take care of a home by being responsible for their own chores including: laundry, grocery shopping, meal planning, and preparation. They will also work with a volunteer who will help them gain an understanding of the importance of repairing, building and maintaining their credit score. This will help them learn about budgeting and saving a portion of any income they may have to put towards a down payment on a home or apartment. Clients will be encouraged to complete or continue their education, as well as develop interviewing and job skills, to promote independent living. All services are provided free of charge to residents due to generous donations.

Please note: Due to limited space, spouses and/or other children cannot stay, but scheduled visitation is permitted, especially on weekends.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must be 18 or older, drug and alcohol free, agree to participate in all Housing Solutions programs and abide by all house rules and regulations. She should be willing to work toward goals, such as housing, education, and/or employment, contribute, as able, toward the cost of food, save a portion of income, have a cell phone, and make good life choices.

Volunteers Needed!
The home requires many volunteers, especially to assist with fundraising efforts, and transporting residents to doctor’s appointments and errands such as the grocery store. Please contact us if you would like to help in any way.