Established in 1992, Brehon House is transitional housing in Tallahassee that provides safe housing for homeless pregnant women and their infants. The women are permitted to bring children three years or younger to live with them. These women and their children are provided a stable, nurturing, safe and loving environment.
We can accommodate six women plus their newborns and toddlers at any given time and all services are provided to the client at no cost. The clients must be at least 18 years of age, pregnant at the time of their enrollment, currently homeless or living in a dangerous environment from which they wish to escape, have no criminal history that would pose a danger to themselves or others, and be willing to abide by the house rules.
The average stay is five months. In 2016, 100 percent of Brehon House residents moved into more permanent housing following their stay at Brehon House.
In 2016, Brehon House provided support services to 25 homeless, pregnant women and infants. Approximately 400 referrals were made to other medical or social services providers to enable clients to meet their individual service plan goals. Additionally, 100 percent of the residents delivered healthy babies. Community involvement included over 100 hours of volunteer time donated to Brehon House.