In 2018, 60 pregnant and parenting young women and teens received the support they needed to protect and nurture their babies. Services and support ranged from providing a safe, stable, nurturing home at St. Brigid, to helping the young moms access pre-natal care and parenting classes in the community. Many served by the program received diplomas, earned their GED or completed trade school and are now employed. Some have reunited with family, and some have moved on to live at the new St. Monica Apartments, where they live more independently but can still access wrap around services and support to meet their babies’ needs during the critical early months and years.
Since Fr. Taaffe asked CCS to take over the program, we have expanded our capacity to serve young moms in crisis through the help of many loyal donors. We have also added neighborhood-based pregnancy support services through the Fostering Hope Initiative. Together, these services and supports change lives. Lindsey, a former Father Taaffe mom, recently shared her story with us.