Ruth Harbor is a home and program located in Des Moines, Iowa. This ministry was founded in 1996 by three women who believe God called them to start a home to fill the “service and support gap” that exists after a young woman decides to continue her pregnancy, but before she gives birth. Ruth Harbor opened its doors and welcomed its first maternity residents in 2001. After years of serving young moms facing unplanned pregnancies, we began to recognize another “gap” that needed to be filled – young moms who have chosen to parent and are struggling to thrive and provide a quality life for their children. In 2016, we started a Mother-Child Program and began accepting young moms who are parenting one young child into the home. All of our services are provided at no cost to the residents, and as an interdenominational, Christ-centered ministry, we do not utilize government funding. Therefore, we rely solely on the support of individuals, churches and groups who support our mission
. Your monthly support or one-time gift provides assistance for young women who have experienced unplanned pregnancies and their babies.