Mother’s Refuge provides loving support and shelter for homeless, young, pregnant and parenting moms and their babies. When pregnant teens have nowhere else to turn, they are provided a safe home free of drugs and abuse, nutritional food, clothing, transportation, access to medical care, baby and personal hygiene items, individualized case management, counseling, life-skills training, and educational classes covering health and nutrition, pregnancy and parenting, finance and career building, and self-improvement. Young moms move in with no support and often have a history of abuse or neglect.
The mission of Mother’s Refuge is to shelter and educate homeless pregnant and parenting young women by providing comprehensive services that empower them to make successful life decisions for themselves and their babies, and that is just what they did for one homeless and pregnant teen mother, Alexis.
Alexis was alone, pregnant, and filled with fear. She had no place to call home and was falling into a life of addiction. She didn’t know how she was going to care for a baby and had nowhere else to turn when she learned about Mother’s Refuge. She moved into Mother’s Refuge and experienced total life change.