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Hope in Motion for Mama’s House Expansion

Mama's House

A new plan is in motion to expand Mama's House by providing an additional home for women in crisis pregnancies.

Mama's House has helped over 150 mothers here in the valley over the past seven years.

Heather Partida shares her story about being the first mother at Mama's House.

"If it wasn't for Mama's House my son won't be here, I came to Mama's house the day of my abortion appointment," said Partida.

Partida said she's come a long way and is grateful for the services the organization has given her.

Mama's House provides shelter for women who face unplanned pregnancy now the organization in motion to expand to add another home.

"I know there is a huge need over the last seven years. I have always heard of a waiting list or potentially turning down residents because we're at max capacity," said Partida.

Floyd Rhoades, a board member, said the organization has had this vision for years.

"The center of disease control put out a study just last year and it indicated the Coachella Valley that 43 percent of the children who are born are born to unwed mothers, which is a staggering statistic," said Rhoades.

The new property will become the "Campus for Mama's House" with 8 additional beds on a one acre lot. The new campus will have 6 additional three bedroom casitas, a playground, a chapel and an outdoor gathering.

"The house is a four bedroom, four bath so we can easily convert that to eight to ten mothers immediately," said Rhoades.

The goal of the project to provide housing for 50 additional mothers with their children.

"Its in a secure location, its in a quiet neighborhood not alot of traffic so we think that it will make a big difference," said Rhoades.

Board members said they hope to close escrow in April and move forward with the first phase on the expansion project.

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