A place of peace and refuge for a fresh start.
For many residents of Petra House, homelessness is not a new thing. Many of the moms experienced homelessness and the foster care system as a child. Most of the moms do not have much of a support system when they come to Just Initiative. Because of this, there are not other options of family or friends where they can turn to support them through a difficult time.
Just Initiative's Petra House opened in October 2015. At Petra we provide Emergency Bridge Housing for women and children under 12 who are facing homelessness.
This is a place of peace and refuge, providing moms the space and time to regroup and start a new chapter in their family's life. Furthering education during your stay at Petra is promoted along with attending Just Initiative's WE Program workshops and meetings for personal and career growth.
While living at Petra House, a family's basic needs are provided. Each family is covered in prayer by the Just Team. We have seen time and again life long friendships form and support systems grow.
Families stay at Petra House for various lengths of time. Each family's specific needs and goals are taken in to consideration and we work together with the mom to determine the best length of time for her goals and her family.