to welcome, shelter, comfort, heal, encourage and strengthen victims of child abuse and neglect, and to prepare them to reenter the community to lead stable, non-violent lives, free from fear and intimidation – to break the cycle of child abuse.
The Eli Home started in 1983 as a home bible study group in Mike and Lorri Galloway’s living room. This was the beginning of a passion that would drive a lifetime. Soon family, friends and volunteer professionals shared the dream and the first shelter for abused children and their mothers opened 18 months later.
Today the Eli Home is a multi-faceted faith based organization that provides services for over 1,000 abused children and their mothers, at risk youth, and families each year. The Eli Home now operates shelter homes, a 13,000 square foot discount store social enterprise, corporate offices, community room, and counseling offices. Eli’s professional counseling and therapy staff and organizational staff works from its corporate location in Anaheim, California.
The foundation of Eli is built on hearts of service, from the board, to the staff, and to its volunteers. Through the years, our focus has never wavered in sheltering abused children and working to prevent family violence. The journey has never been easy, but it has been joyful. To this day, we still struggle with having enough money to cover all of our needs, yet and still, our hearts are willing, our hands are busy, and our faith rings louder than our fears.
Eli Home was named after “Eli”
the Aramaic word for God, so
Eli Home is God’s Home.
“Children who stayed at the Eli Home during the early years are now grown with wonderful families of their own. Looking into their faces makes it easy to understand, ‘Why Eli’.”