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House Parent Assistant with Ruth Harbor in Des Moines, IA


Ruth Harbor is a Christ-centered home, providing housing, programs and services to young women who have experienced an unplanned pregnancy. Residency is open to young women who are pregnant and/or are new moms. Our goal is to prepare the young women we serve for independent living. Under the guidance and direction of a staff counselor and live-in house parents, women live together as a family, learning to care for both their home, one another, and their children (if parenting). While residents they will receive counseling, education, life-skill training, quality healthcare, spiritual guidance, adoption assistance and/or parenting training.

Ruth Harbor is an empowering resource for pregnant young women who choose life for their child and for new moms who need additional assistance. We are “Making a Difference, Two Lives at a Time!”

Position Information

House parents play a key role on our team that serves young women facing an unplanned pregnancy or with new babies. This single female, not currently parenting, will work with the lead house parents to provide housing, food, nurturing, spiritual guidance, encouragement, supervision, and simple life-skill training for four to six residents ages 12 to 23 during and following pregnancy. The position is supported by other staff including a professional counselor. A detailed job description is available at Starting salary $14,000 to $18,000 per your experience plus $15,000 in benefits including permanent, on-site housing (including days off), health insurance, training, and business vehicle use. A minimum year commitment is ideal. Email letter of interest, resume, and testimony. Learn more about us at

Contact Info

534 42nd St
Des Moines, IA 50312
Phone: 515-279-4661
Fax: 515-633-2157