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We need paper towels. — We also need some more vinegar, chlorox wipes, spray and wipe or equivalent, and bleach – this is good to run through the washing machines now and then. — We are completely out of fabric softener and dryer sheets as well.  —

Supporting Young Mothers And Babies

Our mission is to shelter and educate homeless, pregnant and parenting young women by providing comprehensive services and empowering them to make successful life decisions for themselves and their babies.


    Supporting Young Mothers and Babies in the Kansas City Area

    Mother’s Refuge is a home filled with love, warmth, and acceptance supporting homeless, young mothers and babies in the greater Kansas City area. Since 1987, we have provided a safe place to live by offering food, shelter, and medical care for the mother and child.

    Giving young mothers a hand-up, not a handout, is essential to the Mother’s Refuge mission.  That is why we established the Five Pillars to Independence and require residents to continue their education while learning to care for their baby.

    If you would like to support homeless, young moms and their babies, Mother’s Refuge is the place to share your prayers, time, and financial support.  Join us today and help change a life.

    Story About Us

    Who are we?

    Group of concerned citizen from Eastern Jackson County started Mother’s Refuge in 1987. Their concern was helping pregnant teenagers who didn’t have a safe place to live. Numerous people from various churches and community members had a hand in fund raising and organizing Mother’s Refuge.


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    Each year we provide more than 6,000 bed nights, prepare more than 15,000 meals and snacks, change over  12,000 soiled diapers. None of this could be possible without support from community partners like you. 

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