Transformed from Hope-less to Hope-Filled 

Alone and isolated. That’s how Clarice felt. She had no support and was doing the best she could to take care of herself and the unborn child she carried.  

She could have given into a sense of hopelessness—it would have been all too easy given her circumstances. But Clarice made the courageous choice to reach out for help instead. She searched online, found Care Net’s website and discovered The Elizabeth House.  

And then she began to dream of a better future.  A future that didn’t involve moving from couch to couch. A future where she and her baby lived together in a safe, stable environment. A future where Clarice could fulfill the goals she had for her child and for herself, too. 

Once she joined The Elizabeth House program, Clarice’s first step was to work toward getting her high school diploma.  It was a requirement for the program, and something Clarice had always wanted to do but hadn’t had the support to achieve.  She found a tutor and began to work through the classes and Clarice is now proud to be a high school graduate!

Achieving that goal opened more doors for Clarice. She enrolled in a training program that prepared her for a career in customer service and will start taking college classes in 2024. 

In addition to helping prepare her for a better professional future, The Elizabeth House also gave Clarice the support she needed to build her parenting skills. “The program helped me face my fears of becoming a new mother,” she said. “I took childbirth classes and received so many tools to help me raise my daughter.”  

Last, but certainly not least, Clarice started attending church and growing her relationship with Jesus. “I can hold my head high knowing that Jesus loves me and will provide for me.” 

Here’s how Clarice describes her time at The Elizabeth House. “I have fellowship with other moms, I have support and encouragement and a team of people who believe in me. Today, I’m more confident, and stronger in my faith.  I have the encouragement I need to keep moving forward to my destiny. I’m so thankful for all the people who’ve helped me and my baby.  You are a light in our lives.” 

names changed to protect privacy.