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.