It is EMR’s goal to nurture responsible motherhood, to empower the woman to make healthy life choices for herself and her baby.
We do this by offering emotional, spiritual, and material resources including advocacy, referrals, life skills training, and a residential program for mothers and babies that prepares them for transition to independent living.
At the Elinor Martin Residence for Mother & Child, we not only provide transitional housing for at-risk pregnant women, we strive to ensure that these mothers have the resources needed to deliver healthy babies, and that once their babies are born, they have acquired the necessary skills to provide and care for themselves and their children.
Our independent living curriculum is a key component of our mission and one which differentiates us from facilities that simply provide a temporary place to sleep. Our principal programs, which empower women and help them become self-sufficient, include the following:
Job Readiness & Educational Support
A principal goal of the Elinor Martin Residence for Mother & Child is to provide our young moms with opportunities that strengthen their life skills and leadership abilities so they may transition successfully from residential living to leading stable and independent lives with gainful employment.
That is why the Job Readiness and Educational Support Program was established in 1998 and has grown to include a comprehensive series of educational and experiential classes and supports for our residents.
The Job Readiness and Educational Support Program includes the following components: