Many mothers in need struggle to find safe and affordable housing. A local maternity home can be an incredible resource for mothers who need either short or long-term housing. Some parishes have housing or buildings that are no longer being used that could be converted into maternity homes. Parishes may also receive donations of homes or properties from parishes that could become housing to pregnancy women in need. While starting a maternity home is a big undertaking, consider how multiple parishes could come together to support a maternity home. Or consider if your parish could support another organization getting a maternity home off the ground.