Angel House was established in 2006 and is located in nearby Mason, Michigan. In May of 2010, Angel House successfully transitioned from a children’s emergency shelter to a residential program for at-risk pregnant and parenting girls. The change resulted from a growing need in the foster care system and the lack of a specialized transitional living center in the mid-Michigan region.
The mission of Angel House is dedicated towards helping young mothers become nurturing parents and productive members of the community. Service highlights of the mother-baby program include:
- Nine to twelve months of residential programming in a nurturing home-like setting.
- Goal oriented service planning with a Positive Youth Development (PYD) approach.
PYD develops life and leadership skills, builds self-confidence,
and promotes pro-social behaviors.
- Individual, group, and family therapy.
- Maternal and infant support services utilizing a social worker and nurse team.
- Formal linkages to community based medical and mental health agencies.
- Life skills training, parenting education, and independent living preparation.
- Individualized education, vocation, and career planning.
- Family involvement including co-parenting outreach to fathers.
- Transitional services following program graduation to ensure
safety, wellbeing, and permanency.