The Living Vine is a residential program for pregnant women in crisis. We display God’s love for life by opening doors and arms to women and their unborn children during the vulnerable and challenging season of pregnancy. At no charge to residents we offer a safe environment in which to live as well as preparation for future success through an individualized 40 hour-a-week curriculum of spiritual growth, life skills, parenting classes, job training, and home school education.
The Living Vine was founded by a group of concerned Christians who believed God was calling them to open a home for young women in crisis pregnancies, as an alternative to abortion. This interdenominational ministry was birthed as Christians from all over Savannah, Georgia came together to accomplish His plan.
In January 1996, the conversion of a derelict former Florence Crittendon Home began with countless hours of hard work and sacrifice. Sunday school classes and groups at various local churches decorated rooms, rebuilt the kitchen and converted the old birthing room into a school. The abandoned brick institution was transformed into a beautiful home.
On September 1, 1996, the newly renovated 10,000 square foot building opened its doors for the first resident. Lying on a beautifully landscaped property in midtown Savannah, the ministry comfortably houses up to twelve residents and live-in staff. To date, over 340 expectant mothers and their unborn children have fondly called The Living Vine home.