During this Year of Mercy we not only remember to Open our Hearts to Life because Each of us is a Masterpiece of God’s Creation as Pope Francis has called us to do, but to also shine a light on maternity residences and the services they provide. By opening our hearts to life we can provide these residences with the help they need so that they can continue to help others. Please consider supporting these residences.
Regina Residence - Care With Dignity… Life With Hope
Do you or someone you know need assistance as a parenting or pregnant single young woman? Regina Residence of Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Rockville Centre provides services for up to 16 young women and their children.
Contact: 29 Kirkwood Avenue, Merrick, NY 11566
Phone: (516) 223-7888 | Website: www.catholiccharities.cc
All women entering the residence can be assured to receive:
- Food and Nutrition
- Comfortable and Safe Housing
- Appropriate Medical Care
While also expecting to take part in:
- Regularly Scheduled Chores
- Education or employment
- Study Hours and Curfews
All proveded assist young women to begin a stable and structured way of life.
Ways to Help
Bethany House – Changing Children’s Lives
Are you or someone you know homeless and need assistance in providing a home for the family? Bethany House provides safe, supportive emergency housing for homeless women and their dependent children.
Contact: 102 Whitehouse Avenue, Roosevelt, NY 11575
Bethany’s expansive and growing housing includes:
- Bethany One
- Bethany Too!
- Bethany South
- Bellmore Apartments
- Bethany now has the capacity to house up to 85 women and children nightly.
Bethany has a multi-service approach and provides:
- Life Skills Training and Education
- Seeks to journey with people from homelessness to full financial stability
Ways to Help
- Donate Supplies (such as diapers or clothing) – View List of Supplies you can Dontate
- Donate Online
- Hold Fundraising Events to collect supplies – View List of Fundraising Ideas
- Prepare a meal or volunteer your time – View List Ways You Can Help
Mommas House –Mother Child Residences
Are you or someone you may know pregnant and need housing assistance? Mommas House can help to provide a safe home and parenting plan for young pregnant woman.
Contact: 1857 Wantagh Avenue, Wantagh, NY 11793
Mommas House has residences in:
- Glen Cove
- East Massapequa
Where young mothers ages 17-23 can stay up to two years.
Some programs at Mommas House provide support to young mothers and their children which include:
- Parenting Classes
- Education and Employment
- Day Care
- Life Skills Counseling
- Driving Assistance
As they learn the practical skills needed to be a working parent, mothers prepare to leave MOMMAS House able to live independently with their child.
Ways to Help
Mother of Good Counsel Home, a program of the Oblate Sisters of the Most Holy Redeemer, is a group home which ministers to the needs of pregnant and parenting adolescent, young mothers and their babies.
Contact: 290 Babylon Turnpike, Roosevelt, NY 11575
The goal of the program is to assist these young mothers in their total development:
Spiritual, social, psychological and educational, in order that they may become more mature and committed citizens and parents. While they are guided towards becoming loving and caring parents, the young mothers are also taught independent living skills which will help them to provide for their own future needs, their well being and those of their children.
Ways to Help
Adoption Options – Catholic Guardian Services
It is our vocation to serve those in need, to aid those who desire help, and to guide those who seek better lives. Through supportive interventions, we provide help, create hope and preserve dignity.
We provide help by offering an array of services for underserved families and individuals with special needs. All that we do is delivered with care, compassion, and respect, to address fundamental challenges, improve well-being and increase self-sufficiency.
We create hope by strengthening and empowering families and individuals in need. By providing shelter, care, treatment, rehabilitation, cousneling, training, and connection to high quality allied services, we produce holistic solutions that enhance each person’s physical, mental and social well-being, as well as their positive connections to family and community.
We preserve dignity with a faith-based commitment to recognizing the value of each person we serve, regardless of race, religion, creed, or life circumstances. (2016 Mission Statement from Catholic Guardian Services)
Contact: 1011 First Avenue, 10th Floor, New York, New York 10022
Phone: (212) 371-1011, Ext. 2318 | Fax: (212) 758-5892 | Email inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org | Website: www.catholicguardian.org | Contact: Kathleen Polcha (212) 371-1011 Ext. 2318
- Mentoring, role models from the community that encourage young women to develop as workers and parents.
- Driver’s education, helping young mothers obtain their driver’s license
- “A few good men” with a truck/van to pick up and deliver donations
- Clerical work
- Maintenance work
- Join existing Fund-Raising Committees