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Woman by the Water

Women & Children's Program

The King's Home Women and Children's Program (formerly Hannah Homes) provides long-term housing with free services in our goal-oriented program for women and adult moms with kids fleeing domestic violence and homelessness.

Freedom from Domestic Violence


We offer loving support and a residential, home-like setting for women and mothers with children so that their lives can be transformed and the cycle of abuse and domestic violence can truly be broken. We provide food, housing, medical expenses, educational support, counseling, advocacy, job training, and childcare in a safe, secure, and nurturing environment.

Tessie's Story

Emerging from abuse in strength.

Like any young bride, Tessie was filled with hopes and dreams about her future when she got married.  She and her husband started their family and were quickly blessed with three children.  Soon, however, Tessie realized that things would not turn out as she had hoped.  Her husband had become increasingly abusive, and when she discovered that he was having an affair, she knew she had to find a way out.  


Tessie and her children found themselves at King’s Home in Tuscaloosa.  At the time all three children were under the age of five and they were able to seek refuge at King’s Home. Tessie quickly took advantage of all the resources available to her and her children at King’s Home.  She wanted to rejuvenate herself, both as a woman and as a mother.  


When Tessie first arrived at King’s Home she was without financial resources.


When she was first asked, “what type of job would you like to pursue?”, she found herself unsure of which direction to take.  All she knew was that in high school she was good in math.  King’s Home helped Tessie enroll at The University of Alabama and she excelled academically.  Tessie was the first generation of any member of her family to attempt a college education.  Not only did Tessie excel, but she also graduated from The University of Alabama with her B.S. and Masters in Accounting!!


Tessie and her children now live happy and successful in Tuscaloosa County.  Tessie has a wonderful job and has been able to provide a home for her children.  Tessie has been so empowered by the “hand-up” she received at King’s Home that she has emerged as a powerful spokeswoman for King’s Home.  


Through prayer and community support, King’s Home has been able to help Tessie and her children during their time of need.

Tessie's Story

Hope for Tomorrow

We understand that domestic violence will continue to plague each victim and future generations if the appropriate actions aren’t taken to see to a proper recovery.


Women who enter King's Home Women and Children's Program (formerly Hannah Homes) may stay for up to two years and take the necessary time to truly heal themselves and their families. During this time in our goal-oriented program, each woman can undergo counseling, receive job training, earn their GEDs, focus on their educations, gain financial literacy, learn healthy parenting skills, receive free childcare, and so much more —all while receiving the unconditional love and support each woman needs to truly break the cycle of abuse.

We provide long-term housing, advocacy, and self-sufficiency services so that each woman may focus on putting her life back together while becoming sound — emotionally and financially — so that they will never re-enter an abusive situation. All services are provided with loving support and in a homelike, non-institutional setting, empowering each woman to eventually live on their own in a stable and dignified manner. Services are available without regard to race, creed, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, handicap, or religion.


“King’s Home for me and others is a place of healing for the broken, a place of new beginnings, and a second chance for some of us. I am a miracle in the making. I have hope and I have a future. The love is real. The caring hearts, the gentle words, also the words of encouragement, the “I understand, Angela,” is the real thing”.


Getting Help

Women come to King's Home on their own along with receiving referrals from churches, courts, law enforcement agencies, other shelters and programs, mental health facilities, and the Department of Human Resources.

Getting help and moving beyond domestic violence is a phone call or click away. Renita Harrigan is our Director of King's Home Women and Children's Program. You can call her at 205-618-0300 or email her at

You are not alone. We're ready to help. 


Becoming an Advocate

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The needs are great and the workers are few. King’s Home welcomes individual volunteers, church groups and others who want to make an eternal difference by giving of their time and sharing their talents. There is always work to be done on our King’s Home campuses. Click here to learn more about volunteer opportunities.

Our King's Home Women and Children's Program is blessed by the support of King's Home Shelby Auxilary. Learn more about their mission and getting involved by clicking here. 

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