The first Mom’s House® was started in Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1983. Mom’s House® was founded to offer young, abused women with unplanned pregnancies a viable, practical alternative to the despair of abortion and the tragedy of welfare.
The results of our vision to help single parents and their children has been very successful. The first Mom’s House® has proven to be an international model to seven Mom’s Houses® that are now operating in four states with more in development. Mom’s House® received a Registered Service Mark from the U.S. Patent Office. President George W. Bush named Mom’s House® the 786th "Points of Light" award winner for our service to helping others.
Mom’s House® combines network of services for parents including a comprehensive support system with a quality child care program. Parents entering the Mom’s House® program continue their education by becoming full-time students, either in high school or post-secondary school or job training. Each parent agrees, through a written contract, to maintain passing grades and gives three hours of service per week in return for totally free child care, counseling, tutoring, and advocacy support offered by the program.
Mom’s House® lovingly guides the parent to set realistic goals and achieve them. The staff helps each parent to develop self-control as a person and as a parent. This development enables our parent to build self-esteem and self-confidence through self-discipline.
Seeing a need for an energetic, nonprofit to assist single parents who are on their way to success, we formed our organization to provide sensible solutions. We've consistently grown since then with he helping hands of this amazing community!
Since 2009, Mom’s House®, Inc. of Johnstown has been rated a STARS 4 program from the PA Keystone STARS. This rating is a true testament of the hard work and dedication of our Board of Directors, Staff, Parents, and Community.