AFH Ministries began in 1983 as a crisis pregnancy center called Citizens Concerned for Life, an educational organization dedicated to making people aware of the problem of abortion. It grew to include practical helps for women, offering services women needed so that they could choose life for their babies.
The Crisis Pregnancy Center was then named Heart to Heart Women’s Support Center.
The work of the center was very important, but we saw a need deeper than surface help and knew that a residential facility was essential to affect the changes that women truly needed to make a lasting change in their lives and to help them become productive citizens.
So, the vision for A Friend’s House was born. A group of investors donated a former nursing home to AFH Ministries. Through the combined efforts of over 400 volunteers and 31 churches in the northeast Indiana area, the 10,000 square foot building was renovated, remodeled, and totally transformed into a beautiful home. Our focus on healing and restoration creates a refuge for women who struggle with unplanned pregnancy, depression, eating disorders, fear, physical, sexual and substance abuse.Phase I of A Friend’s House will allow 14 women, ages 18-28, to live and learn in a Christ-centered environment. Phase II, will allow minors to live at A Friend’s House. Phase III will open up rooms and living area for seven additional women to move in with their children.