Harvest Home transforms the lives of homeless pregnant women and their children by providing housing, support, and programs that equip women to become great mothers. It all began in 1985 with one woman taking a courageous step to impact her community. Local Santa Monica resident, Christy Minder, encountered a young woman on the street who was pregnant, frightened and alone—with no place to call home. Seeing the woman’s potential, Christy extended her home and her heart to this young woman, inviting her to live in her home for the duration of the pregnancy.
This one selfless act birthed Harvest Home’s program which has served over 540 families over the last 30 years. Homeless pregnant women need more than just a bed and a warm meal. They need specialized interventions designed to increase mother and baby's physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Harvest Home's programs were created with these unique needs in mind.
Since 1989 Harvest Home has operated from a residential home on the westside of Los Angeles. Our home provides a safe and nurturing environment and allows us to serve up to 10 pregnant women and babies at a time and up to 30 women in a year.
Find out how you can, too, can support Harvest Home here: https://www.harvesthomela.org