LITTLE ROCK – Following several years of decline in admissions, referrals and resident population, the Promise House Maternity Home in Little Rock is transitioning into a new ministry, leaders of the Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries (ABCHomes) announced recently.
Beginning in early 2015, ABCHomes, in partnership with Baptist Health of Little Rock, will provide a Family Care Home to assist adult, single-parent mothers and their children at the now Promise House location. Baptist Health owns the West Little Rock facility, which has housed the maternity home since 1999. ABCHomes opened its first Family Care Home in June 2014, in Jonesboro.
“This change has not been an easy decision,” said David Perry, ABCHomes executive director. “Our leadership staff and board of trustees have struggled with this for months. The Promise House has been a vital area of ministry for ABCHomes for many years.