Ruth Harbor Ministries offers Christ-centered homes & programs for pregnant
The ministry was originally founded in 1996 by three women who believed God called them to provide a safe place and fill a service and support gap that existed when a young woman decided to continue her pregnancy, but before she gave birth.
Ruth Harbor opened its doors and welcomed its first maternity residents at the Des Moines home 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 also began accepting young moms who were parenting one young child. Then, in 2018, we opened a full-time Mother-Child Program
at a second home in Carlisle, Iowa, returning the original Des Moines home back into a full-time Maternity Program
for young moms facing unplanned pregnancies.
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.