Housing Homeless Pregnant Women at Room at the Inn
Housing homeless pregnant women is provided by Room At The Inn in the Mary Nussbaum Maternity Home.
The Nussbaum Maternity Home is a state-licensed maternity home in North Carolina providing:
- Material Needs
- Child Care
- Case Management
Additionally, we provide Life Skills Education in Parenting, Childbirth, Anger/Stress Management, Nutrition, Adoption, Dental Hygiene, Personal Hygiene; and addressing Prenatal, Medical and Dental needs, Mentoring and Spiritual Development through our Pratt Proverbs 31 Formation Program
We provide transportation for trips related to self sufficiency, school, job training and health appointments.
Also, each resident receives adoption counseling from an outside adoption agency of her choice. This allows each mother to make her decisions regarding the placement of her child without pressure if she decides on adoption. We support every mother’s very personal and difficult decision regarding this.
Potential clients must be:
- Over the age of 18
- A resident of North Carolina
- At least 14 weeks pregnant
- Without a severe psychiatric history
- Willing to follow program rules and guidelines including medical and psychological recommendations
The Nussbaum Maternity Home is licensed for housing homeless pregnant women. We can accept six pregnant women and may house up to four of their children. We are very proud to be one of the few maternity homes in the nation able to accept mothers along with their existing children. It allows our mothers to keep their family intact and work toward building a new future together.
Furthermore, when one of our mothers completes the program and delivers her baby, she becomes a Room At The Inn graduate and is therefore eligible for our Aftercare program. This program helps our graduates transition to independence successfully once they are living on their own.