LifeHouse Mission

LifeHouse is a Christ-Centered ministry ensuring life for unborn children by providing opportunities for housing, help and hope for women during their pregnancies and beyond.

LifeHouse desires to turn the crisis of unplanned pregnancy into an opportunity for growth for a pregnant woman and to ensure life for her unborn child. Every woman who comes to LifeHouse receives resources, discipleship, life-skills classes, and parenting support all within a Christian family home setting.

From our maternity housing program to our LifeHouse alumnae program, LifeHouse walks alongside women not only during their pregnancy but for the rest of their lives.

LifeHouse desires to turn the crisis of unplanned pregnancy into an opportunity for growth for a pregnant woman and to ensure life for her unborn child. Every woman who comes to LifeHouse receives resources, discipleship, life-skills classes, and parenting support all within a Christian family home setting.

From our maternity housing program to our LifeHouse alumnae program, LifeHouse walks alongside women not only during their pregnancy but for the rest of their lives.

Our History

In the early 1980's, a pastor delivered his final sermon at a community church in a quiet southeast Houston neighborhood. Before moving to a new facility, congregants prayed that God would again use that property for His purposes and glory.

Developers renovated the house of worship into a private residence that eventually fell into the hands of squatters. In 1988, a group of young adults, representing several Houston churches, prayerfully considered creating a safe place for young women experiencing unplanned pregnancies. The group found the now vacant home, a mere two miles away from the largest Planned Parenthood facility in the western hemisphere. A grassroots fundraising campaign yielded enough money to purchase the property and create a shelter for women choosing life for their unborn children. Serendipitously, the residents' now bedroom once served as the church's altar.

Almost 30 years later, LifeHouse continues to change and save lives, two at a time. An additional home adjacent to the original property was purchased in 2007, doubling the number of beds and creating a beautiful campus. Residents arrive at LifeHouse via crisis pregnancy centers, churches, school guidance counselors, family members, or an internet search. Regardless of how God brings them to LifeHouse, each woman is greeted by Christian house parents who care for their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being until she delivers her baby or secures alternate living arrangements.

LifeHouse remains only one of two maternity home's in a 14-county area open to minors as young as 12 years old. All residents benefit from cost-free lodging, meals, pre-natal care, life skills training, counseling, access to work/school, and God's overwhelming love. Life-affirming and life-changing, the ministry marvels at Godʼs faithfulness to an original prayer that, to date, has blessed more than 600 women -- and their unborn children -- with housing, healing and, most of all, hope.

We believe

healing the family unit is healing to the city of Houston.
In 1988, a group of young adults prayerfully considered creating a safe place for young women experiencing unplanned pregnancies. The group found a vacant home, only a few miles away from the largest Planned Parenthood facility in the western hemisphere. A grassroots fundraising campaign yielded enough money to purchase the property and create a shelter for women choosing life for their unborn children.
Over 30 years later, LifeHouse continues to change and save lives, two at a time. Two additional homes were purchased in 2007 and 2018, tripling the number of beds available and creating a beautiful campus. The ministry has also launched extended services, including the LifeLine Alumnae Program and Seed Two Harvest, to continue to walk alongside moms long after they give birth.
When a woman comes to LifeHouse, she is welcomed with open arms by Christian house parents who care for her physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. This family model of ministry provides her love with structure, and is often her first example of healthy, supportive community. LifeHouse provides her with a forever family centered on Christ.
LifeHouse remains only one of two maternity homes in a 14-county area open to minors as young as 12 years old. All residents benefit from cost-free lodging, meals, pre-natal care, life skills training, counseling, discipleship, access to work/school, and God's overwhelming love.

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."

James 1:27

Life-affirming and life-changing, the ministry marvels at God's faithfulness to an original prayer. To date, LifeHouse has served over 1000 women — and their unborn children — through residential housing, LifeLine, and community support. Each of these programs blesses women and with housing, healing, and most of all, hope. Praise God!

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."

James 1:27

What We Believe

Christ-centered

We believe Jesus Christ is the head of the ministry. We operate under the power of the Holy Spirit and on the foundation of the Word of God.
Headship
Ephesians 1:19b-23; Ephesians 4:15; Colossians 1:18
Power of the Holy Spirit
Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:4, 4:20; 2 Peter 1:3
Authority of Scripture
2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21

Sanctity of Human Life

All life is precious and sacred to God. God is the Creator of Life and the Taker of Life. Therefore, all humans, unborn and born, are priceless.
Genesis 1:26-27; Psalm 127:3-5; Psalm 139:13-16; Jeremiah 1:5

Discipleship

We will share the gospel with each resident and create opportunities for spiritual growth. LifeHouse will continue to support and walk alongside the former residents as they continue on life's journey.
Matthew 28:18-20; 1 Corinthians 9:22; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Mark 16:15

Loving Family Atmosphere

We will provide a Christian family experience for our residents. We will model love, forgiveness, grace, mercy, unity, accountability, and stability in the context of a family environment.
Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:4-6; Psalm 68:6; Malachi 4:6; Luke 11:11; Psalm 82:3; Corinthians 13:1-13

Stewardship

We are accountable to God for all He has entrusted to us, and we desire to be excellent stewards of His gifts.
Genesis 2:15; Psalm 8:5-8; Matthew 25:14-30; Luke 19:12-27; Colossians 3:23

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