We are located at:
3721 Delridge, Independence, MO 64052
(One block north of Highway 40 and Hardy St.)
Our home is filled with love, warmth and acceptance to all the young ladies that call Mother’s Refuge home.
More than 1,550 pregnant young women have found refuge at our home since 1987. With a sun deck, shade trees and swings, our residents have plenty of reasons to enjoy the warm summer sun. During the cold winter months, they may enjoy hot cocoa and popcorn while playing board games, cards or watching movies in the great room.
The home has seven bedrooms, a beautiful kitchen, a dining room and television room for residents and their babies. Girls also have access to a computer-learning center to learn computer skills, complete homework assignments or research community services. Washers and dryers make laundry convenient. Residents can walk to nearby restaurants, Gates BBQ, QT, Subway, Cool Crest Miniature Golf and a nearby bus stop.
We are located on a spacious corner lot in Independence, Missouri, not far from the Truman Sports Complex and down the road from Blue Ridge Corners and Wal-Mart.
Pregnant residents share a bedroom while waiting to give birth. After their baby is born, they share a private bedroom with their baby.
We provide a safe home for pregnant young moms and babies that have safe or permanent place to live. They are often living from friend to friend, on the streets, or safe place to call home. For some of girls, this will be the first time in their life where they can safely go to sleep.
Each resident must continue her education and complete her high school degree, obtain a GED or attend college or a technical school. All residents will attend an array of practical educational courses that will give her the skills to write a resume and interview for a job. They learn money management and how to live on a small budget. Young moms learn proper nutrition, plan a weekly menu, and prepare meals for a large family. They will attend hours of baby and parenting classes on proper infant care and parenting skills. Residents have opportunities for spiritual growth, counseling, and self-improvement. Most importantly, it is an opportunity for a new beginning.
Practical life skills classes in self-improvement, parenting, money management, health / nutrition, and community awareness.
We continue to provide former residents with emotional support and needed baby household items.