About Us

Our Purpose

Mom’s House is a non-residential, nondenominational, nonprofit family center that empowers two generations through education and goal setting.

Every parent deserves access to resources to raise their children in conditions of dignity and financial independence. Our parent and child programs grew out of a movement to provide direction and support to young single parents and their children to break the cycle of poverty for both generations.

Our unique and comprehensive services promote hope for the future, nurture behaviors for success, develop a sense of confidence and worth, and provide opportunities to celebrate accomplishments.


Mom’s House serves single parents of all ages and backgrounds who want to better themselves through education for their children and their future.

The programs offered work with the whole family by providing the following:
– Individualized curriculum for young children through Keystone STARS which is
Pennsylvania’s quality rating system that promotes quality improvement in early learning and
development programs and school-age child care.
– Parenting and life skills support.
– A food pantry.
– A children’s clothing closet for infants through school-age children.
– Social capital and asset mapping referral services.
– Encouragement and support needed for parents to successfully complete their goals.

Hand UPs No Hand Outs

Parents earn their families way into and through Mom’s House by committing and working towards short-term and long-term goals for themselves. Emphasis is placed on completing their secondary or post-secondary education, entering the workforce, and achieving a livable wage to raise their family.

Mom’s House celebrates the parent’s accomplishments by providing supportive early childhood education, career exploration, academic coaching, access to technology, and access to basic needs for their family.

Areas Served

Mom’s House of Lancaster has served families throughout Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Mom’s House has also served families in neighboring counties like York and Lebanon. Mom’s House of Lancaster has even provided services to a family in Maryland.

Families who complete our programs settle down and start building assets here in Lancaster while others relocate across the U.S.

Families Served

Since 1991, over 300 families have come to Mom’s House of Lancaster. Many of those parents are now accountants, dental assistants, educators, engineers, entrepreneurs, medical technicians, nurses, physical therapists, social workers, etc.

Furthermore, the former children of those families are now following in their parent’s footsteps and focusing on their own goals to attend college and become professionals themselves. Every individual that comes to Mom’s House proves that providing hope can change generations.

Mom’s House is a nonresidential program and is not a shelter. If you are in need of assistance, please contact one of the following agencies listed below:

  • Water Street Ministries: 717-393-7709
  • Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster County: 717-299-1249
  • YWCA: 717-393-1735
  • TLC (Transitional Living Center): 717-397-0156
  • CHOC (Community Homeless Outreach Center): 717-358-2070
  • Winter Emergency Shelter (December-March): 717-291-5462
  • or 2-1-1