Women’s Ministry

The services provided at this UGM ministry are designed to heal women needing space and support to navigate their personal hardships.

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Simonka Place provides emergency shelter and meals to meet immediate needs in a trauma-informed environment. Often, even a few nights of supportive shelter and trauma-informed care are enough to help single women and mothers with children regroup and identify a safe place for themselves and their family.

On average, mothers and children stay for six months. Children benefit from school-related case management and are tutored and supported for school success. All of the women (singles and mothers) connect with programs to stabilize and secure housing and employment.

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“Simonka Place was there for me when no one else was.”
“The staff at Simonka Place helped me to see that God’s grace and mercy was for me. Thank you, Simonka Place, for helping me find my way.”

Restorative Services

Whether seeking immediate relief or long-term support, every woman and child has the same opportunity for life transformation at Simonka Place. Our holistic, program-based approach helps and heals through clinical case management and trauma-informed care. Under the umbrella of Restorative Services is the New Life Fellowship program, employment, and supportive services.

Bolstered by healthy relationships, and a life-giving community, the face of homelessness is changed for both women and their children.

Simonka Place Meal Times
  • Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m

New Life Fellowship program

The New Life Fellowship program is the recovery arm of our Restorative Services. We address substance abuse issues and other addictive behaviors holistically through:

  • One-on-one counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Trauma and shame recovery
  • Biblical life management skills
  • Academic skills
  • Work therapy
“I knew Him but I had never read the Bible until I came here. It’s amazing how recovery and the Bible go together. Every day is a life-changing experience.”
“Through counseling and all our classes God is showing me a different picture. I look at people differently; there’s so much hope here. I don’t have to be the person I used to be. That old Jill is gone. God is teaching me today not only how to love myself but show others love. And I really believe because I’ve received such grace and love from Jesus, I can share it with others.”

Employment Services

Employment services are offered to women who are employable and do not struggle with addiction. This program assists with:

  • Clinical case management
  • Obtaining legal identification
  • Resume building
  • Obtaining a GED
  • Work-appropriate clothing
  • Job applications
  • Transportation for interviews
  • Improving academic skills
  • Maintaining employment
  • Establishing personal savings
  • Seeking and obtaining permament housing

Supportive Services

Supportive services are offered to women who do not struggle with addiction and are not currently employable. These women may be battling either mental health and/or physical disabilities, victims of domestic violence, senior citizens, or mothers.

We offer:

  • Clinical case management
  • Health insurance navigation or mental health care
  • TANF or employment
  • Budgeting and saving
  • Parenting classes
  • Life skills and personal development classes
  • School and development support for children
  • Housing resources

Simonka Place for Women & Children

For inquiries, contact Simonka Place:
5119 River Road N.
Keizer, Oregon 97303
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