MENU

Close Menu

100%

Improved parenting skills.

Our Maternity Care provides shelter, support, and treatment for pregnant and/or parenting teens and their children who have nowhere to go. 

We serve both young women aged 12-21 who have been referred to us from the Missouri Department of Social Services to provide oversight and therapy and young women in the St. Louis area who are pregnant and/or parenting and homeless.  Our specialized staff teaches young teen mothers parenting skills, life skills, and education.  We provide daily groups that range from parenting classes, life skills classes, and psychotherapy group, as well as work with a licensed therapist.  Our Maternity program is supported by a part-time nurse and a full-time educational coordinator.

We Can Help With

Centralized and efficient intake processes
Coaching and teaching for young moms in the best practices for child development, bonding and attachment, and pregnancy and postpartum health
Opportunity and supports to accomplish academic and vocational success
Assistance in securing daycare as well as clothing and baby items
A facility with 10 parenting suites and 4 single maternity rooms
Licensed counselors to support a mentally healthy approach to independence
A private room for each young woman, four bathrooms, a common lounge area, laundry facilities and a common dining area
A safe, consistent routine and scheduled activities
24 hour, 365 days a year supervision and support
A focus on the life skills and educational attainment for a successful transition into independence
Individualized treatment plans, tailored around each youth's strengths, needs, and situation
Professional, trained staff able to coach and strengthen evidence based parenting techniques
Individual and Group Therapy that allows youth to explore personal challenges safely
Opportunities to interact with previously established supportive family members

A New Maternity Program

Our Maternity Program provides shelter, food, counseling, life skills and parent training, medical and educational support, and round the clock supervision for pregnant and/or parenting teens/young adults and their children who have nowhere else to go.

See All of Our True Life Stories

Outstanding Work Makes Good Shepherd Special

Our Maternity Program provides shelter, food, counseling, life skills and parent training, medical and educational support, and round the clock supervision for pregnant and/or parenting teens/young adults and their children who have nowhere else to go.

See All of Our True Life Stories

Dana’s Story

Our Maternity Program provides shelter, food, counseling, life skills and parent training, medical and educational support, and round the clock supervision for pregnant and/or parenting teens/young adults and their children who have nowhere else to go.

See All of Our True Life Stories