Program Acceptance Criteria
Esther's Place of Grace is a voluntary program that requires personal initiative with responsible choices and behavior. A young woman entering the program must be drug-free, without serious behavioral problems, and willing to become a contributing member of the home while working toward goals that ensure a positive future for herself and her child.
To be accepted to live at Esther's Place of Grace, a woman must:
Be 18 years of age, single (unmarried, divorced, separated)
Be pregnant (or her infant less than three months old)
Not currently be fleeing domestic violence situation
Have no active addiction present and be six months sober
Have no any serious behavioral problems
Agree to a background check (a conviction doesn't necessarily disqualify an applicant from the program)
Our Intake Process takes, on average, 7 - 10 days from the first intake meeting until move-in. The process begins with a phone-call screening covering the criteria listed above. Next, a meeting with the potential resident and the Executive Director or House Manager will take place. Here we discuss the applicant's personal commitment to her own well-being by working in the program established at Esther's Place of Grace. A potential resident must understand that the program's structure and policy are essential to her overall personal success (and that of her child), and the safety and well-being of the home.