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Supporting Pregnant Mothers Experiencing Homelessness

Mary's Shelter Leading the Way

In a world often fraught with challenges, Mary's Shelter Gulf Coast stands tall as a beacon of hope and compassion. For over a decade, this remarkable organization has been at the forefront of supporting homeless, pregnant mothers, offering them a nurturing home where they can experience love, dignity, and transformation. Through their comprehensive programs, Mary's Shelter equips these women with the life skills they need to care for their babies and themselves, while providing them with the necessary resources for education, employment, and ultimately, independent living.

At Mary's Shelter, the doors are open to women of all faiths, beliefs, and races. This inclusive approach ensures that no woman in need is turned away, regardless of her background or circumstances. Moreover, the shelter warmly welcomes women facing mental health challenges and addictions, recognizing that everyone deserves a chance for redemption and a fresh start.

Founded on Judeo-Christian values, Mary's Shelter operates with a deep commitment to nurturing the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of the mothers who seek refuge within its walls. The dedicated staff and volunteers work tirelessly to create an environment that fosters growth, healing, and empowerment. By addressing the holistic needs of the women, Mary's Shelter helps them regain their self-esteem, rebuild their lives, and become confident mothers.

One of the remarkable aspects of Mary's Shelter is their dedication to keeping families intact. Pregnant women with other children are welcome to bring their little ones with them, ensuring that the family unit remains intact during this transitional period. By providing a safe and supportive environment for both mothers and their children, the shelter ensures a sense of stability and continuity for these families.

Since its establishment in 2006, Mary's Shelter has touched the lives of over 800 mothers and children, offering them not just a temporary place to stay, but a genuine home filled with love, compassion, and opportunities for growth. The impact of this organization is immeasurable, as it sets women on a path towards a brighter future, breaking the cycle of homelessness and dependency.

However, Mary's Shelter cannot achieve its noble mission without the support of the community. The shelter relies on the generosity of individuals and organizations to sustain its vital programs and services. Volunteers with professional licenses, such as mental health therapists, lawyers, physicians, accountants, and teachers, are encouraged to lend their expertise and time to aid Mary's Shelter and meet the unique needs of its residents. Whether it's providing counseling, legal advice, medical care, or educational support, these professionals play a crucial role in helping these women rebuild their lives.

Monetary donations are also essential in ensuring the shelter's continued success. Even the smallest contribution can make a significant impact. 

As we reflect on the remarkable work of Mary's Shelter, let us remember that the journey towards empowerment and independence begins with compassion and support. By joining hands with this exceptional organization, we can make a tangible difference in the lives of homeless, pregnant mothers and their children. Together, we can create a society where every woman has the opportunity to thrive, regardless of her past or present circumstances.

To learn more about Mary's Shelter and how you can contribute, visit their website or reach out to their dedicated team. Together, let us build a future where every mother and child can flourish, knowing that they are loved, supported, and valued.

·$100 provides childcare for one week while mom starts a job. 

·$1,000 provides all of the utilities for the home for a month. 

·$10,000 provides transportation for all of Mary's Shelter residents for four months. 

·$100,000 operates Mary's Shelter home for ten weeks. 

·$1,000,000 opens a new home to spread Mary's Shelter's mission of love

Priceless, saving the life of a baby and mother. 

For more information please contact:

Shannon Bohan - Program Director

(251) 986 - 6351

Kay Trattles - Executive Director

(251) 986 - 6352

Fr. David Carucci - President Board of Directors

(251) 648 - 4892