The Magdalene Home Residence Program is more than a maternity home. We provide a safe and nurturing environment for pregnant mothers as they are trained and equipped to fulfill God's purpose in their life. It’s an environment where young girls find loving support both emotionally and spiritually through their pregnancies. The girls at Magdalene Home are able to continue their education, receive medical care and counseling, and experience camaraderie with other girls in the house. Because our staff understands that choosing between parenting and adoption is such a difficult and personal decision, we offer support for either choice and help to lay a foundation for success for both the mother and her child. This home is open to those who genuinely desire to learn and to prepare for their future and for their baby’s future.
The Magdalene Home is a real home with bedrooms, bathrooms, and living area. The house parents live in the home with the young moms. Traditional family living includes having meals as a “family,” attending church on Sunday morning, barbecues, fun outings, and more. Each mom also has a chance to grow emotionally, academically and spiritually through carefully planned programs. In the mornings and afternoons, residents will attend Bible Club where they will learn about the love of Jesus and how valuable and worthy they are. In addition to learning about the love of Jesus, there will be individual and group counseling sessions along with mommy mentorships. GED and college preparation courses are available if needed.
In the late afternoon, the young girls attend Life Skills classes. All residents attend these classes together, and different speakers talk about a variety of subjects and/or provide hands-on activities. Topics will vary and include things such as newborn care, baby proofing, gardening, adoption preparation, etc.