What Cherish House Is
Cherish House is a “home away from home” located in Northwest Iowa where pregnant young women can deal with the past as well as prepare for the future. It’s a place where girls experiencing the challenges of unplanned pregnancy live together as a family with full-time house parents who care deeply about the development of each young woman as they progress through their pregnancy and beyond.The goal at Cherish House is to help each girl develop into her God given potential by developing them emotionally, physically and spiritually into strong young women ready to face the new reality of their life with confidence.
Cherish House is a place where young women have the opportunity to make a fully informed decision on whether to parent their child or place for adoption. Whether a young lady chooses to parent or adopt they will be given the education and information needed to prepare for their next stage of life while at Cherish House.
The only qualification for living at Cherish House is a willing heart. No one is forced to come and there is no cost to live at Cherish House.
What Cherish House Is Not
Cherish House is not a government program nor is it an institution. It is not affiliated with any single church denomination, but is supported by a number of individuals, churches, and organizations who care.