Hi, my name is Amber. I went to Keturah’s Haven when I was 6 months pregnant. I became homeless during Hurricane Harvey when I lost everything, including my 2 children who had to go live with my sister in Ohio. God provided a home for me and my unborn child at Keturah’s Haven. The serenity of the outdoors and the beautiful pond overwhelmed me with comfort and peace. I was fed healthy meals -fruits and vegetables – oh yay! Can’t forget the smoked turkey. Thanks Mr. David!
Mrs. Ruhamah and Mr. David taught us how to be a family by sitting together for meals, movie and game nights, going to church and proper etiquette. As a family, we made a schedule for Monday to Sunday which helped to give us structure, discipline and bond with the other residents. During the day we had a nap and quiet time to write in our journals about how we can better ourselves and our dreams for our lives and our children. We also had Bible study and prayed together for healing and growing spiritually. God bless the staff who were very friendly, thoughtful and loving.
Thanks Mrs. Ruhamah for being an example of a true mother!!! I am very grateful to have you in my life. Being at Keturah’s Haven gave me hope and faith that God was restoring me and my family and a fresh start. I will always remember the love that was shown to me. Thank you so much, I love you all.
I never thought going into Keturah’s Haven program would change my whole perspective on life entirely. The program not only gave me shelter, food and clothes but they provided me with counseling and guidance. I was also empowered to give myself a fresh start. They stayed the course with me all the way to the end where I had a healthy baby boy named Jadien. Because of The Haven, I now have a secure place to call home. I will always have a place in my heart for them and I am eternally grateful for a God blessed place like Keturah’s Haven.
The benefits of providing a shelter for homeless pregnant women can never be over emphasized. I keep wondering how many women or ladies that terminated their pregnancy simply because they are jobless/homeless and lack the necessary support or encouragement needed to go through that journey of nine months.
It takes me back to sixteen months ago, when I walked into an abortion clinic with the aim of terminating my pregnancy not just because it’s unacceptable in my culture to have a baby outside wedlock but largely because I had no place of my own and I lacked the financial capability that goes with such responsibility. Thank God for the doctor that I met in the clinic who talked me out of doing it, he encouraged me to go online and look for help. Subsequently, I went on Google and typed “homeless shelter for pregnant women in Houston” that was how l found a shelter. Living in a homeless shelter helped me to learn to trust God more. It made me realize that though I am walking through the valley that God was with me. All thanks to the supportive staff that were always willing to help.
In few weeks, my baby will be a year old and whenever I look at his bright eyes, all I say is – thank God for that shelter for giving me the opportunity to give my baby a chance to live.