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      Missouri's young women have another safe haven in the case of unplanned pregnancies

      The Genesis House- Edina, Mo.

      The Genesis House of northeast Missouri is a program catered to young mothers facing pregnancy crisis.

      The home consists of house parents who are trained to provide spiritual, physical and emotional guidance to mothers as young as 16 years old. Jeff and Amy Ackman are the new house parents at Genesis. Executive Director, Deane Valkenaar, feels they are a good addition.

      "We believe that this is the couple the lord has bought to us and we're very pleased. Obviously, this has been an on the job training situation, so it's going to be a hard road for them for a while but, they'll learn and I think they'll find it a very fulfilling time,?? says Valkenaar.

      The Genesis House local phone number is (660)-956-0662.