The Eli Home was founded in 1983 by Mike and Lorri Galloway as a home bible study group. Their passion for helping abused children and their mothers led to the opening of the first shelter just 18 months later. Today, the Eli Home is a faith-based organization serving over 1,000 abused children and their families annually, providing shelter, counseling, and other essential services.
Eli Home remains committed to preventing family violence and sheltering abused children. Our staff and volunteers are dedicated to this cause, and we continue to expand our services with shelter homes, a discount store, and counseling offices. Our hearts are willing, our hands are busy, and our faith is stronger than our fears.
Our team’s commitment to efficient and effective processes ensures the delivery of high-quality services with accuracy and reliability, setting us apart.
Number of children and their families served since 1983
Explore our diverse range of programs, empowering individuals with the tools and support needed to achieve their full potential.
Our shelter program offers a beautiful and peaceful environment for abused children under 12 with their mothers with 24/7 staff to facilitate programs including parenting training, parent-child interaction, anger management, individual and group counseling, and job training to ensure families move forward to violence-free permanent housing.
ESCRI serves a three-square-mile area surrounding Eli home that is a predominantly low-income, densely populated, and high-crime area, which can create stressors that may result in family violence.
A new program began in September 2019. The Eli home residential recovery program provides housing and extensive case-managed program services to homeless children and their mothers with substance use disorders (SUDs). No other shelter program serves abused and neglected children and their recovering moms together.
To shelter, comfort, encourage and empower homeless abused children and their mothers to live stable, violence-free lives–to break the cycle of child abuse. To educate, inform, and connect diverse, disenfranchised communities to resources that improve their economic condition and overall quality of life.