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, most certainly. We try our best to provide a fun atmosphere for our young ladies. Learning to enjoy life to the fullest is a value that is taught, whether it is a group of girls making homemade cookies on a Friday night or walking through a park on a Sunday afternoon. Some of the activities girls might experience while at our home include:
Our needs change from day to day…
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.
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.