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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 6 months old) *Exceptions made by Executive Director

  • Not currently be fleeing domestic violence situation

  • Have no active addiction present and be six months sober

  • Have no any serious behavioral problems

  • Get a background check. No assault or disorderly conduct accepted.

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 our staff 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.

We walk beside you on your journey to motherhood. Residents are invited to stay at Esther's Place of Grace if they are willing to become a successful parent and productive citizen to their community. 
We are a program where you set goals, further your education, and work towards a better life for you & baby!

We are not an emergency shelter. 

Application for residency

Apply for residential services below:

Executive Director


Phone: 614-226-0864

P.O. Box 60 Newark, OH 43058

We would love to hear from you!

Thank you for your interest in Esther’s Place of Grace. We are glad that you are interested in a safe and nurturing environment for you and your baby during this time of uncertainty in your life. Please fill out the interest form.

Application Process:

  1. Once application is received, you will get a return call within 24 hours.

  2. A phone interview (formal application started).

  3. If you are deemed a candidate for residency then you will be asked to come in for an in-person interview with the House Manager.

  4. Determination of acceptance will be made. Please review acceptance criteria below.

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