HANNAH'S HOUSE 119
"Every kid is ONE caring adult away from being a success story" -Josh Shipp
Hannah's House 119 is a non-profit organization depending, in faith, on God's provision through grants and private donations from those who want to partner with us in breaking the cycle, helping young people rise above their circumstances, making a better life for themselves and becoming a contributing citizen of their communities.
Hannah's House 119 is more than a physical place; it's a support system for the many young women of Stark County who often have no one to count on. With a growing set of programs and mentors to offer guidance, life skill training and opportunity, we lessen the odds of them falling into homelessness, sexual exploitation, gangs, early motherhood, joblessness or imprisonment.
Be a part of helping others rise above their circumstances!
WHO WE ARE
Founded in 2013 by Pastor Patti Hostetler, we started our first mentoring group at CHOICES High School in the spring of 2015. Since then, we have grown to have mentoring programs in over 9 school districts throughout Stark County. Our focus includes girls in 6th-12th grade. We also have an ever growing young moms Parenting Program as well as Girls Clubs for our most at-risk and court referred girls, including sex-trafficking victims.
Our Vision is that all young women have the support and resources necessary to grow physically, emotionally and spiritually into healthy adults, breaking the cycle of poverty, abuse and neglect.
Mission Statement: Supporting, mentoring, and connecting with young people, giving them a fighting chance to rise above their circumstances while enhancing the quality of their lives as they learn to make great life choices through guidance and training.
Hannah's House 119 carries out this mission by connecting young, at risk women, including young mothers and sex-trafficked individuals, to mentors. Mentors are committed to offering them support and guidance along with resources and opportunities to help make the transition into adulthood successful.
WHAT WE DO
Hannah's House 119 offers several different programming options to meet the needs of each individual youth. We believe that prevention is key and provide programming that educates our youth about the risks and signs of sexual exploitation. We provide life skill training to give our youth the tools needed to be successful in life and build upon the 40 Developmental Assets. Hannah’s House believes that “every” child is just one decision away from becoming a statistic. We also believe that ONE caring adult can be the KEY to their success.
Girls Circle-mentoring groups that meet in school or after school once a week. Our in school groups include, Beacon Academy, CHOICES High School and Stark College and Career High School. Our after school groups include, Osnaburg Local Schools, Canton City Schools, Minerva Local Schools, and Tuslaw Schools.
Parenting is a mentor group comprised of young moms and those who are pregnant. This group meets once a week on Monday nights at Beacon Academy in Canton. Our lead mentors of this group are trained using the Incredible Years Curriculum. We also offer childcare for our young moms during their group time.
Girls Club is mentoring groups comprised of girls from all throughout Stark County. Our Girls Club groups meet once a week either on Monday or Wednesday Nights at Beacon Academy in Canton. Girls are often referred to us from the Stark County Juvenile Court.
1 TO 1 MENTORING
We offer one to one mentoring to those youth who may not be ready to be in a group setting. These are youth who need extra time and guidance with the hopes of eventually transitioning into one of our group settings