Women's Renewal Program

esther house

Our long-term residential renewal program offers hope for women who have experienced abuse, incarceration, addiction, homelessness, and/or emotional and spiritual wounds.  This is accomplished by addressing their painful and destructive issues and providing the skills needed for a positive life change.

The Esther House program is available for women and women with dependent children.

The program includes Bible study & classes that address personal issues, chapel services, mentoring, life skills development, and outside church participation.


goals of the program:

  • To teach women what it means to have a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ and how to trust God to be their source of emotional & spiritual health

  • To offer women the tools needed to overcome addictions and other negative and destructive habits

  • To assist women in educational pursuits and in securing employment and housing upon completion of the in-house program

  • To encourage women in building and maintaining healthy community relationships for accountability and to further develop them into productive members of society

I was completely broken, scared, and homeless when I got to Esther House...Now I have a new life in Christ. I am blessed with a competent staff, the community of sisters, helpful volunteers, the generosity of the outside community, and Jesus!
— Women's Renewal Program Participant

participants must be:

  • Female, at least 18 years of age

  • Physically able to do chores

  • Serious about making a positive life change

  • Willing to commit for a minimum of 9 months


first steps:

The first step for a possible program participant is to contact the Esther House at 309-689-0915 to schedule an appointment, during which further information will be given.