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The O'connor House (for Pregnant Women And Children)

Po Box 1061
Carmel, IN 46082

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The O'Connor House provides up to 18 months of transitional housing for single pregnant women with up to 2 additional children under the age of 5. Residents are required to be at work or school full time during her stay, except for maternity leave. Once residents are working, they are asked to give 10% of her income as a service contribution to help defray costs. The current capacity is 5 women, 5 toddlers, and 5 infants. The O'Connor House provides food, clothing, necessary personal items (hygeine items), they provide 4 months of free babysitting once the infant is born, transportation to and from work and school, baby equipment and transportation to necessary social service appointments. They offer weekly cooking classes, budgeting, household management, and classes which focus on personal boundary setting, healthy life choices and instruction on daily living skills. The potential residents will meet with the director Mandy Teter by calling their number 317-844-9562 or 317-508-9627 and begin the 2 part interview process. During that process they require potential residents to visit the house once for tour, read through their Resident Handbook and then initiate for the second interview. At that point they discuss any questions or concerns potential guests may have about The O'Conner House and mutually decide if The O'Connor House is the best option for them. The time the intake process takes is up to the prospective residents as they are asked to call for their second interview so they determine how urgent their needs are. The O'Connor House Mission is to operate a Christian residential home to help single women in crisis pregnancies improve life for themselves and choose life for their unborn babies. The objectives of The O'Connor House include: Rescue unborn babies and their mothers threatened by abortion by providing the mothers material and spiritual support. Introduce pregnant women to the love of Jesus Christ in the hope that they may be drawn to accept Him as their Savior and follow Him as Lord. Provide tools to allow the women to lead a fulfilled Godly life: 1) Connect to Christian community, facilitate church affiliation, and provide Christian discipleship 2) Teach the Bible and Christian principles including morality education, for example chastity and natural family planning 3) Promote prenatal and postnatal care, nutrition, and general health 4) Instruct the women on career planning including job search, resume writing, professionalism, and furthering their education 5) Teach parenting skills 6) Instruct the women in home management e.g. financial management skills Connect the women to resources including adoption assistance and social services advocacy Promote Pro-Life Values
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Helpful Definitions For The O'connor House (for Pregnant Women And Children):

Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.

Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.

Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.
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