The House of El-Elyon
The House of El-Elyon
The House of El-Elyon is a non-profit organization in the Phoenix, Arizona area and is an advocate for pregnant teens and teen mothers under the age of 18. The founder and CEO of The House of El-Elyon intimately understands the trials and tribulations of raising a child alone from personal experience. The House of El-Elyon is dedicated to teaching teenage mothers how to nurture their infants from a holistic approach (mind, body and spirit) in order to become healthy, productive citizens. This will be accomplished in our 24/7 live-in residential care facility in a safe, peaceful atmosphere while being nurtured and respected. Combined with the use of evidence–based curricula, our youth development program has been proven to assist in building a foundation of skills for independent living.
To provide opportunities and inspiration to pregnant teens and adolescent mothers under the age of 18 to make better choices that support a healthy family, self-sufficiency, and a brighter future.
The House of El-Elyon partners with youth to build a foundation of prevention and life skills through hands-on interactive learning in a safe and nurturing environment. This includes learning how to care for themselves and child, along with career and economic development through the use of mentor partnerships and consultations. Upon completion, each participant will have the skills necessary to become productive citizens with integrity and respect for themselves and others. They will learn the skills and support necessary to teach these traits to their children. This will, in turn, pave a positive path for the next generation.
Founder and Chief Executor Officer
Irene Ellis retired from General Motors Corporation after 27 years and ran a home-based business for 15 years. After moving to Arizona, Irene worked with special needs children, served as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate and volunteered at a Pregnancy Center and Soup Kitchen. Irene has taken business classes at SELF Education and is also a graduate from Layperson’s Ministry. Now a Certified Care Giver, Irene is the founder of "The House of El-Elyon." She has a vast amount of experience in mentoring, coaching, and training. Irene made the statement –“I was a pregnant teen mother. In the course of my life's journey of education, experiences and self-reflection, I discovered that Grace and Mercy found me. I am compelled and inspired to give back. To assist in making positive changes in the lives of teen mothers and their infants by providing them with life skills to transform their lives.“
President and Executive Director
Mattie Ellis retired from General Motors Corporation (GM) with over 34 years in Finance and Human Resources. She has facilitated various global processes successfully for GM in Europe, Asia Pacific and North America. Mattie has extensive experience in people development, diversity, mentoring, as well as a master facilitator, consultant and co-author of GM‘s Mentoring Coordination Guidebook, and the founder of "Ellis Associates,” a consulting firm. Mattie has a BBA from University of Detroit Mercy and an MBA from Central Michigan University.
Anita Ellsworth is an Attorney with a strong background in Administrative Law. Licensed to practice in Michigan in 1993 and Arizona in 2009. She worked as an Administrative Law Judge for Arizona Department of Economic Security Family Assistance Administration/Unemployment Insurance Division. Anita is currently a Labor Relations Manager for the City of Detroit, MI. Anita has a BA in Psychology in 1988 from The University of Windsor and in 1992 Juris Doctor from University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.
We are in need of additional facilities to fulfill our Mission, and we are asking the community for financial and volunteer support. If you would like more information, please Contact Us.
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