Fontebella Maternity Home empowers homeless young women facing an unplanned pregnancy by providing them a safe place to live and the resources and support to become independent women and great moms.
Fontebella merged with Caritas Family Solutions on July 1, 2018.
We know the choices of parenting or adoption are tough ones for a young mother. At Fontebella we don’t presume to steer mothers in either direction. Rather we believe these young women have within themselves the capacity to make the best choices themselves and we believe our role is one of giving them some ‘breathing room’; a place where they can feel safe, warm, fed, and loved; and a place from which they can take the time they need to sort out what they feel they need to ensure what is best for them and their child. In short, if we can serve as a resource that keeps them safe, warm, fed and housed for a short time they will come to their own decisions based on their own good judgment.
Are You Pregnant? Need Help?
If you find yourself in an unplanned or crisis pregnancy and you are 18 years or older and without a place to live we might be able to help you out.
For information about staying at Fontebella Maternity Home, please call 618.258-8705.
For donations or volunteer information, please call 618-213-8716.
Learn about our other pregnancy care services here.