As a 501( c) 3 organization, both your monetary and in-kind donations made to Mother’s Refuge are tax deductible. Monetary donations of $100 or more may qualify for an additional 50% Missouri Tax Credit. (Contact our office staff for more information)
Residents must continue their education while in our program. They attend either high school, GED classes, community college or technical schools. Our Five Step Pillar program is designed to teach young moms the necessary practical life skills to live a life of independence. Class topics include in self-improvement, parenting, money management, health / nutrition, and community awareness. (Learn More)
Yes, our residents participate in many community and cultural events such as the Ethnic Festival and shows at Starlight. We also visit the Kansas City Zoo and local museums. If you or an organization you know is willing to donate free tickets to various sporting events, shows, city events, please let our Education Coordinator know.
Yes. Our residents are all 21-years old or younger, and just like any teen or young lady they can be moody and troublesome. However, our goal is to help mold their young lives into responsible young women. Just as at most homes with proper parents, we may discipline a young lady by removing privileges.
We are State licensed to serve young women ages 12-21.
Absolutely. Our philosophy is to help young moms be as self-sufficient as possible. Each girl is responsible for the care of her own baby. Although we are here to teach and assist them, we feel they must take responsibility for their own lives. Soon, they will be on their own. The more we are able to help them learn responsibility the more likely they will learn self-reliance and be successful.
There are lots of ways to help promote and raise funds for Mother’s Refuge, including, but not limited to: Baby Bottle Change Drives, Collect Dentations, Benefit Garage Sales, Host a Jeans Day at your work, Collect food donations, etc. Please contact Robert or Katie at Robert@mothersrefuge.org or Katie@mothersrefuge.org .