Almost Home empowers young moms to become self-sufficient and create a better future for themselves and their children.
Almost Home exists to end the cycle of poverty two generations at a time.
Despite evolving to best meet the needs of young single mothers over the years, Almost Home’s focus has remained the same: to empower young moms to become self-sufficient and create a better future for themselves and their children.
Sister Irene & Sister Jacinta of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary realized many St. Louis teenage mothers were facing homelessness and wanted to do something to help. Thus, Almost Home was born.
6 teen moms and their children housed in a home operated solely by the Sisters and community volunteers.
Current facility is expanded to allow for 15 moms and 25 of their kids a place to live and be part of our Foundations To Success Transitional Living Program.
Construction completed on the apartment building to serve as subsidized housing options for young moms when they leave Almost Home.
Alumni Support Program (ASP) started, to further serve young moms after their time at Almost Home.
“It's not a shelter… They help more than a shelter would help you. They motivate you to get where you want to be.”
Almost Home couldn’t succeed without the support of our partners in the St. Louis area. They are critical to our strategic planning and long-term success to impact young lives today and for future generations. For additional information, visit our Financial Accountability page.