Foundation House Ministries is the only maternity home within 150 miles for mothers exiting crisis lifestyles. The nonprofit gives financial, physical, and emotional support to women who are pregnant or women with newborns who struggle with addiction, homelessness, joblessness and need trauma-informed care.
The nonprofit is opening a holiday market, “Pop-up for Purpose,” on Oct. 1 that will run through Dec. 31. The organization is looking for nine vendors that would rent booths at 258 Broad St. NW, Cleveland. The funds will buy the women of Foundation House Ministries a vehicle that would transport them to necessary places like doctors’ appointments, job training, work and recovery classes.
The market will be staffed by mothers currently in the program and volunteers. If interested in renting a booth, volunteering or donating, visit foundationhouseministries.org.
Also working alongside the courts to lessen jail time and seek custody for their clients, Foundation House currently serves five mothers and their children and has graduated over 100 mothers from the program. Their office, child care and classrooms are located at 258 Broad St. NW in Cleveland.
Founded in 2012, Executive Director and Founder Suzanne Burns said this program gives women hope for a new life. “I believe that meeting the needs of these children is best done by meeting the needs of their mothers and we can meet those needs effectively at Foundation House Ministries,” said Ms. Burns.
Roughly 70 percent of clients arrive with no GED or high school diploma and most of them have little or no job experience, 89 percent are former drug addicts and 85 percent were raised in chronic poverty. Foundation House Ministries prepares their clients for permanent jobs and housing through education and trauma-informed care.