WHO WE SERVE
First off, Thank you for taking an interest in learning about Royal Home Ministries! This will be a space where we discuss all kinds of topics related to the work that we do. I wanted to start off this venture by shedding some light into the lives of WHO we serve. Royal Home has a heart for young mothers and has taken a stand for life since the early 90's. This was a time when the shame and guilt of an unplanned pregnancy drew some toward choosing abortion and others to seek refuge in maternity homes. Rev. Marvin Whitfield’s heart was to offer young women facing the choice of abortion with an AUTHENTIC alternative. Ours was a humble beginning with a genuine desire to unlock hope into the lives of these women who felt like abortion was their ONLY option. So, as time passed, our ministry grew and through Royal Home Ministries, we've gained insight into the lives of these extraordinary young women who chose LIFE. These women are from diverse cultural backgrounds, ages, beliefs- but all deserving of our love and support.
TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION
May is recognized as National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month! Although Royal Home Ministries serves as a residential maternity and mothers and babies program for young ladies, one of our goals is to support these young women through education. We strive to educate them in order to create awareness, change patterns and teach them to make better choices. The reality is that pregnancy at an early age impacts our society as a whole. It also directly impacts the lives of these young women and their children. Teen mothers often find themselves victims of poverty, abuse, dependents of welfare systems, and without the support systems necessary to thrive in these circumstances. Through our ministry, we engage in these difficult conversations, develop a plan of action, act as a support system and empower these young women to rise above their circumstances.
Another avenue that we’ve taken to make headway into Teen Pregnancy Prevention is by being an active part of our community. Royal Home Ministries is partnering with the Adolescent Parenting Program in Cumberland County. This program is actively “supporting adolescent parents to get an education, acquire job skills, improve parenting abilities and prevent future pregnancies helps them become self-sufficient and better able to support themselves and their families. It also establishes a strong, stable foundation upon which the baby will be raised. By investing in teen parents today, the Adolescent Parenting Program (APP) protects the future of two generations - the young parents themselves and their babies. They accomplish these goals through home visiting services, individualized goal plans, intensive case management services, and group educational sessions. program participants are empowered to become self-sufficient and build a better future for their babies. We’re so thankful for people like Mrs. Anne Thomas of Cumberland County Department of Health for the work she does through the Adolescent Parenting Program. Our girls have been blessed by this program.
Be on the lookout for more blogs and articles! Royal Home Ministries will be launching a monthly blog as well as a quarterly newsletter. If you’re interested in receiving these digitally, please visit our website at www.rhm.life. We would also love to share opportunities for partnership with your church or organization! Please call 910-525-5554 for invitations to services, conferences, or other community events.