Precious Life offers our residents educational and case management services as follow-up, as long as they need a helping hand. Many graduates of our program need encouragement to continue in their success. Referrals for women whom we are unable to provide shelter, are available. Classes include job skills, parenting, health and education, budgeting and case management.
Who is eligible?
• Pregnant women age 18 and over.
• Women must agree to be sober or off drugs at intake.
• Women who are motivated to be committed to a structured program.
Process for entering program:
• All clients enter through the emergency phase of program
• Beds are available on a first- come, first- served basis.
• Intakes are Mon - Fri 10:00am to 2:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am to 1:00pm
• Clients or referring agencies call to see if there is an opening.
• A phone interview is completed.
Our Emergency Program is a one to thirty day stay that provides housing, food and immediate necessities on a first-come, first-serve basis. Women can come into the program at any time during her pregnancy. Must be over the age of 18, have a current Identification Card and a signed proof of pregnancy with due date listed. Women are required to apply for MediCal (if they have no insurance) so they will be able to obtain prenatal care for themselves and their unborn child. Resident is required to work, may attend school part-time or volunteer (35 hours minimum required). Must attend Health/Education classes and meet regularly with Case Manager. Upon completion of immediate requirements, resident may apply for the next phase, Transitional Program, as space is available.
Our Transitional Program can be a two to six month stay after birth of child. Resident is responsible for a monthly program fee, one-time refundable deposit, and most of her food expense. Food Stamps and the WIC voucher program assist the woman with her food expenses.
The shelter also provides the resident with donated food items, as available. Resident prepares her own meals, sharing the responsibilities of house upkeep, while she is learning independent living skills and continuing her employment, in job training or school. Must meet regularly with Case Manager, Mentor, attend Health/Education classes. Co-dependency / 12-step Program or Perinatal Program, as required. Licensed on-site childcare is available for working mothers as available.
Our Single Parent Efficiency Program can be up to a 24 month stay after birth of child. Resident is responsible for a monthly program fee, plus one-time refundable deposit, food and some utilities, enabling resident to work toward self-reliance while still having a structured support system. Resident must maintain full time employment, school, or job training program. Resident will continue with case management, mentoring, and 12 Step or Perinatal Program, monthly budget review and parenting programs. Licensed on-site infant care available for working mothers, as available.
Women who have had their baby with us and have other children under the age of 10, may be able to begin a reunification program if approved by Executive Director. Reunification is handled case by case. Mother must meet specific program, court and social services requirements in order to move toward family reunification.