Gilead House transforms the lives of homeless mothers and their children through empowering life skills programs, mentoring, and transitional housing. We provide an environment that reflects our faith in God’s love.
Located in Novato, California, Gilead House is a residential home that houses up to six families. Each family receives a private bedroom, bathroom, and closet. The main living areas in the house are shared including the kitchen, playroom, living room, dining room, and laundry facilities. Families live at Gilead House for up to 12 months and must actively participate in the Gilead Way program.
Families are eligible to live at Gilead House-II after successfully achieving their goals at Gilead House-I and based on the recommendation of their support team. Families can reside at Gilead House-II for up to 12 months. Families continue to receive case support and participate in educational classes.
THE GILEAD WAY
Gilead House is more than a safe respite from the threatening uncertainties of homelessness, domestic violence, and many forms of addiction. There is the Gilead House and there is also the Gilead Way. The task is to love and care for those struggling with challenging circumstances and assist them in helping themselves chart a new course in life.
The Gilead Way empowers women to reach their full potential. Moms enter the disciplined program to learn new life skills including securing employment, completing school, acquiring financial intelligence, improving parenting skills, learning better nutrition, and for those needful, entering a 12-step program. The positive effects of education are multiplied when mothers pass the new knowledge on to their children.
The goal is to get moms and children off the streets and into a safe temporary home. From there each family creates a self-sufficiency action plan with written goals and objectives to help them move towards economic stability. During weekly meetings with mentors and staff, moms review their progress towards self-sufficiency.