"At The Feet Of Gamaliel" (Acts 22:3)
Alberta Green is the founder
and director of Green's Shelter For Women (2000). The name changed in 2003 to
Green's Home For Women and then again in 2010 to
Home for Women in honor of the family that donated the current home
for all the residents. The name changed provides a more accurate account
of the mission.
She was born in Robeson County on
August 30, 1922. She grew up in Cumberland County along with her 2
brothers and 2 sisters.
Her marriage to an Army
Paratrooper allowed her to see much of the world, including Japan and Germany,
where her son, Richard, was born in 1957.
Alberta Green accepted Christ at the age
of 13. Most of Alberta Green's life has been spent trying to help people.
She founded and worked at Samaritan Good Will Center for 27 years.
Originally a halfway house for women getting released from prison, Samaritan
Good Will Center was changed in 1987 to Maranatha Ministries.
Alberta Green became familiar with Southview Baptist Church through Bible Study held at the Samaritan Center.
She joined the church about 7-years ago and due to her faithful membership and
deep love for humanity, Southview Baptist Church has wholeheartedly supported
her vision with financial assistance and donations.
Alberta Green retired and left for
California to live with her son in May 1999. After a visit back here in
August 2000, she saw that there was still a great need for a place where women
could go for help, both physically and spiritually. She opened Green's
Home For Women in October of 2000 and with the support, love, and prayers of
her fellow church members and the community, she now has 13 women and one child
in residence and is hoping to be able to have more beds available in the near
future with the intended renovation of the upstairs room.
Alberta Green firmly believes that
all the blessings she has been given and is able to pass on to others are a
result of God's goodness. She gives Him all the praise and glory, for she
knows that without Him, none of this would be possible.
Teague's Home For
Women is a non-profit organization assisted with contributions from local
churches, civic organizations and local businesses.
Teague's Home For Women
Mrs. Alberta Green / Director
333 Hawley Lane
Fayetteville, NC 28301