About Project Home Indy
Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, Project Home Indy serves up to five teen mothers and their children on the path to self-sufficiency. Our program aims to break the cycle of poverty by providing support to young mothers, and by helping them develop the skills to live independently.
In 2004, four Indianapolis volunteers began exploring a sustainable model for a holistic residential program that would serve the at-risk population of homeless teen mothers and their children.The founders met twice a month for several years, conducted an extensive needs assessment, drafted a strategic plan, developed a board model, and interviewed numerous providers and other non-profits. Project Home Indy was born.
In 2008, PHI entered into a partnership with Trinity Episcopal Church. Together we were able to secure an ideal property to house the residential program. Our next steps involved renovating the home, developing our education and health programs, establishing house policies and procedures, raising funds for a capitol campaign, growing our leadership team from four members to 13, and fostering community partnerships and relationships with community grantors.
In fall of 2011, we were ready to turn on the lights at Project Home Indy’s residential program.
Today, PHI continues to build strategic partnerships that will help us serve young families.
Our Mission and Vision
Mission: Project Home Indy provides a nurturing residential environment to empower homeless teenage girls who are pregnant or parenting to gain self-sufficiency.
Vision: Strong mothers, strong children–for generations.
The goals of the PHI program are to:
- Increase completion of high school or GED
- Increase enrollment in technical/post-secondary education
- Increase employability and employment opportunities
- Increase healthy parenting and life skills
- Increase access to pediatric and maternal health care
- Prevent repeat teen pregnancy
- Transition successfully to independent living
- Decrease dependency on public assistance programs