Baby born last month graduated out of the ICU and is growing at a healthy rate.

Baby born in February has fully recovered from hospital visit (RSV diagnosis).

DSM home Peace Room “makeover” donated by K Renee Homes completed and the beautiful space is being enjoyed by our residents!

The position of Program Director has been filled! Tammy Davidson will be officially introduced on our Staff webpage and eNews in the near future.

Back Up House Parents continue to cover weekend shifts. And new Back Up House Parents have been added to our team.

Post-partum doula services for our residents has begun.

A local church family will provide mowing services for Ruth Harbor-Des Moines this spring.

Thanksgiving for new and continued partnerships with members of the community.

A group recently cleaned rooms and our vehicles at our DSM Home as a service project.

Walk for Life promotional materials have been distributed. Groups & individuals are beginning to register and raise funds. (Plan on joining us: Sat., May 11).

Several opportunities to provide a ministry update & promote our Walk on radio. Listen by visiting our News webpage (link). More to post as they air.



Learning curve, bonding, and new experiences for our brand new mom at RH.

A resident is seeking childcare services for her daughter while she is in school.

Residents to stay focused and finish the school year strong.

An out-of-state alumna in need of continued support (she has connected with a partner agency).

Better health needed for a toddler so mom can continue to work.

For recent alumna as they build on their Ruth Harbor experience toward healthy independence.

For transformed hearts of our residents.

Staffing needs (link): Currently need House Parent Assistant and Back Up HP.

For new and continuing Back Up HPs who are providing coverage when Lead HPs are off duty.

For God’s financial provision in the coming year (costs have increased with second home).

Staff as they engage and work together; for continued unity and effectiveness.

Continued planning for our Walk for Life fundraiser in Carlisle; seeking church “liaisons.”