Perpetual Help Home, Inc. is a Christian based restorative justice organization assisting women in breaking the cycle of incarceration and homelessness through making life changes, regardless of race, color, or creed. We help women become productive members of society with transitional support, new life-skills training and permanent supportive housing.
Perpetual Help Home, Inc. (PHH) began in 1995 to meet the need for a place of safety and healing for women released from jail or prison. April 1997 brought the opening of a small home for residential services. With an expressed need for a facility to also include women with their children, the small home was sold and the ministry moved into a larger facility in August 1998. Property in Yoakum was donated to expand the program in the fall of 2000. In the summer of 2002, a grant allowed PHH to renovate property for a larger facility and a small portion was designated to renovate the Yoakum Home. In August of 2002, we purchased the home at 705 E. Santa Rosa in Victoria. In December of 2002, the program was moved to the Santa Rosa Home providing now a total of 44 bedrooms to assist women and children.
Since our doors opened in 1995, we've experienced exciting growth and continue to have an impact on our community. The primary success of the home is that the staff has provided a safe loving environment for women to change not only their life but the lives of their children!
Perpetual Help Home is a permanent supported housing program helping women and their children in hardship circumstances. Their situations vary: recent release from prison or jail, serious substance abuse problems, homelessness, or domestic violence.
We have helped these women get on their feet through job training, network building, and a focus on financial stability. The program is structured in increments to slowly transition residents from dependence on the home though they are still living here.
We are a Christian ministry, and we believe involvement with a local church is a vital part of providing support to women who are trying to move out of a difficult situation. This prevents the isolation from society so many of these women experience and provides accountability to both the women in the program and the community to support them.
- 1586 Women & Children
- $6.1 million total dollars raised
- $2.8 million in grants received
- $3.3 million raised locally
- Tens of thousands impacted indirectly
- 94% Success Rate
- 98% reentered the workforce
- 65, 844 loads of laundry washed
- 29% continued their education with either a GED or college
- 5,676,400 rolls of toilet paper used
- 1,026 little feet have climbed the stairs
to a safe bed
- 32,740,499 meals served
- 15 women lost their battles and died
- 16 babies were born