The Residential Experience

Faith Maternity Care is staffed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, ensuring residents have support at all times. Faith Maternity Care can house up to 5 women. Each resident has their own room. Our home also features a "family room", which can accommodate a mother with up to 2 children under the age of 12, and her new baby. Residents are welcome to stay at Faith Maternity Care, free of charge, for the duration of their pregnancies, and for some time after their babies are born. If eligibility requirements are maintained, mothers can continue receiving services through their child's first birthday.

While living at Faith Maternity Care, residents set goals and receive intensive case management to assist them in working toward achieving these goals. Residents also participate in weekly individual and group learning, focusing on pre-natal/post-natal care, healthy relationships, life skills, and an array of other topics. Faith Maternity Care also maintains a fully functioning "Baby Boutique" on-site which assists mothers in preparing for their unborn child's material needs, as well as meeting the material needs of their babies after birth. For each class a resident completes they receive $5 in 'Baby Bucks" to use to purchase items in the baby boutique. Pregnancy can be a difficult time for some both physically and emotionally; all residents have access to trauma counseling, chiropractic care, full doula services (as requested), and a newborn photography session...all free of charge! Residents also attend church weekly, on Sundays, and participate in community leisure activities.

Residents and Non-residential clients receive the services below.

Criteria for Residency

To qualify for residential services, the following criteria must be met:

  • completion of a phone interview with the Program Director
  • be at least 18 years old
  • be able to provide proof of pregnancy (a self administered pregnancy test can be taken at the time of admission)
  • be a resident of Missouri
  • be at or below 185% of the federal poverty level
  • agree to participation in prenatal care and smoking cessation
  • agree to follow all house rules

While we always encourage birth fathers to visit and participate in the pregnancy experience, they are not allowed to live at Faith Maternity Care.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in residential services, please contact the Program Director, Shannon McPherson, at 573-642-7414.


Non-Resident Program Services:

  • Pre/Post-Natal Education
  • Adoption Education and Referral as Needed
  • Parenting Education
  • Health & Nutrition Education
  • Budgeting & Money Management Education
  • Healthy Relationships (includes information on the Cycle of Violence)
  • Household Management Education
  • Support in Obtaining Education and/or Employment
  • Life Coaching
  • Bible Study & Mentoring
  • Limited Case Management
  • Rent/Utility Assistance to those who qualify
  • Access to the Baby Boutique (to provide for some material needs of young children, as they are available i.e., diapers, wipes, baby food, clothing, etc.)
  • If you, or someone you know, are interested in any of our Non-Resident services, please call 573.826.2833.