Group of concerned citizen from Eastern Jackson County started Mother’s Refuge in 1987. Their concern was helping pregnant teenagers that didn’t have a safe home to live. Numerous people from various churches and community members had a hand in fund raising and organizing Mother’s Refuge.
The group first rented a home that had served as a convent for a local Catholic church. They rented the home until 1998 before a local bank purchased the home and allowed Mother’s Refuge to live there rent free until our home was suffered a devastating fire.
Robert Zornes has been executive director since February, 2001. He has brought a wealth of experience, knowledge and leadership to Mother’s Refuge. Robert has previously served as Executive Director of another large maternity home and adoption agency for nine years and has been a staff member of a prominent metropolitan church in Kansas City. In addition to social services, he has been successful in sales and business.
Angel has served at Mother’s Refuge since October 2002. She received her Bachelors degree in Psychology with Honors from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Julie joined our staff in 2009 and first served as a houseparent until being promoted to case manager