Our Services

Our programs and services are designed to work seamlessly together to prepare pregnant women and mothers of infants for a life of self-reliance.

Residential Program

We provide safe, transitional housing for women who are pregnant and experiencing homelessness, as we help them navigate the challenges of motherhood. In this home environment, we provide counseling, intense case management, life skills classes, education support, and agency referrals — with the goal of empowering women to transition to long-term, safe, affordable housing.

Community Outreach

We meet the needs of families in the community who are pregnant and parenting children under 12 months of age by working with the whole family during the vulnerable time period from pregnancy to postpartum. We offer free pregnancy testing, counseling, case management, basic baby necessities, adult hygiene products, consumable goods, and agency referrals.

Client Services

We take a holistic approach with every woman we serve, seeing her humanity and dignity as a fellow human being. We seek to meet the needs of her and her family by identifying core barriers to her overall well-being. We do so by offering counseling related to pregnancy, motherhood and parenting. We provide each client with personalized case management and resource coordination related to supportive services such as transportation, education, health, legal, sobriety, family, and relationships.

Housing

We work with women to facilitate placement in various housing programs for which she meets the criteria, by assisting with application processes and securing the necessary funding. We seek to address the limited housing resources here in the Lehigh Valley by working to place women in emergency, short-term, transitional, and affordable safe housing, with the goal of helping her transition to permanent housing.

Economic Empowerment

We recognize that vocational and life skills are vital tools for the women we serve. With self-reliance and sustainability in mind, we provide training and workshops covering topics such as time management, financial management, and goal setting. We believe in collaborating with local agencies to meet their needs in the areas of resume building, interview preparation, job placement, and career development.

Admission

The Cay Galgon Life House recognizes that established programs might not be appropriate for all applicants. Therefore, each applicant will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. The case managers will make every effort to work collaboratively with community agencies to assist pregnant and parenting young women find the program(s) that will best meet their individual needs. Referring agencies can call to determine vacancies. Applicants should follow the procedures below.

Procedure

Telephone interview: call 610-867-9546

  1. Complete intake form
  2. Determine vacancies
  3. Schedule interview
  4. Make appropriate referrals

Face-to-Face Interview

  1. Completion of application and/or admission forms
  2. Review program guidelines and expectations, so applicant can make an informed decision regarding voluntary participation in the program. (approximately 1.5 hours)

Team Meeting

Review application, referral information, and interviews will take place after all documentation is received. Applicants will be notified by a caseworker.