Mission: Believing that every life is a gift from god, mary's shelter empowers and equips vulnerable teen mothers and their babies for lives of hope, dignity, and self-sufficiency.
Programs: During the fiscal year, we provided housing & comprehensive care for 38 teen mothers (4,768 days of care) plus 23 of their infants & toddlers, 10 of which were born to girls while in our care. Eight babies were full term and had healthy birth weights while a set of twins came early and were very small but healthy. All 38 teen mothers acquired parenting skills and progressed in their education. All children received well baby care & immunizations, developmental assessments and any needed interventions. 87 cents of every dollar was used directly for program expenses for care of teen mothers and their babies.