HOME is a multidisciplinary facility that houses all services required by teen moms and their babies and includes a community of supporters that help provide the resources needed for pregnant teenage girls to carry their child to term. We encourage the girls in their physical, mental, and spiritual development as we prepare them for responsible parenthood and/or adoption.
HOME has an all encompassing program to address the needs of teen mothers and their children. HOME works with government, private agencies, insurance providers and managed care systems to treat mom and baby as outpatient or inpatient.
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Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the
Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. – Joshua 1:9
Nestled among towering oak trees in a historic Victorian building which once housed Belleview College in the late 1890’s is Hands of Mercy Everywhere, Inc. Today this beautiful house is a Christian based home for teenage mothers, their children and mothers-to-be. With 11 bedrooms, this spacious home was built by George C. Bush who established the Liberal Arts College for his daughter who graduated in 1889. HOME is located in Belleview, Florida (Marion County), just south of Ocala and north of The Villages.
The idea for the home emerged among a group of local Christians who had a vision for young mothers and wanted to provide a safe, structured home environment where the young mothers could learn and grow spiritually as they balance being a teen mother and a teenager. Established in 2004, HOME is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit whose focus is on building healthy families in the community through love and support.
HOME emphasizes developing and establishing goals, furthering education and increasing self-awareness. It is licensed by the Florida Department of Families and Children to house up to 22 young teen mothers or soon-to-be mothers between the ages of 13 to 18. HOME is a remarkable blend of providing spirituality while teaching everyday life skills. It offers a friendly environment where the young women are encouraged to be teenagers while learning the essentials necessary to become good mothers. Childcare is provided so the young mothers can finish their high school requirements and focus on important life skills.
Since its inception, 90% of the residents of HOME have completed requirements to graduate from high school with a diploma. Many have gone on to further their education and work in the medical and educational fields. Those who establish themselves in the nearby communities after leaving HOME often drop by for visits and fellowship.
Belleview - HOME Main Campus
6017 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, Florida 34420
Ocala – Prevention Office
606 SE 3rd Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34471
HOME is licensed by the State of Florida Department of Children and Families and is supported by churches, clubs, businesses, organizations and private donors. Click Here To Donate.