McGivney Center of Hope and Healing
"I am most grateful for this new pro-life initiative in the Archdiocese, which will compliment the work of crisis pregnancy centers by supporting and assisting new mothers in need and make visible the truth and beauty of the church's belief in the sacredness in human life."
Francis Cardinal George, OMI Archbishop of Chicago
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Helping Women Who Choose Life For Their Baby
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If interested, you can join our community as a mom, staff member, or volunteer.

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Achieved Goals for Mothers


At the McGivney center we live a community life. Moms and staff members sharing a home pregnancy by design is meant to be experienced in the context of family, and in its own way the McGivney Center offers a dynamic and vibrant family life. Each member of the community, regardless of their role, is changed profoundly by the experience. In this way the McGivney center is not only providing for the needs of the pregnant women who are in need of support, but also encouraging the growth of its staff members, donors and volunteers.

  • Understand their self-worth and dignity
  • Develop support systems
  • Understand healthy relationships
  • Increase ability to resolve conflicts
  • Increase ability to be assertive about needs
  • Increase ability to plan ahead
  • Set goals and problem-solve
  • Increase ability to interact and be in relationships with individuals from various backgrounds
  • Increase level of employment
  • Increase level of education
  • Establish regular daycare
  • Establish savings
  • Connect to state programs
  • Develop parenting skills
  • Develop life skills that model a unique experience

Core Values


  • Trust in God
  • A relationship with Christ that is built on the sacraments as well as personal and community prayer
  • Being instruments of love as evidence through living the gospel
  • Embracing an attitude of courage and perseverance with humility and confidence that god will provide mission of hospitality
  • Offering the gift of presence
  • Having a welcoming and loving spirit towards all
  • An attitude of empowerment
  • Discovering, appreciating and using the gifts and talents of each person
  • Having the guests identify and achieve their own goals toward independence
  • Encouraging gratitude and the motivation to change from within rather than entitlement
  • Community of prayer and work
  • Valuing life in community as a priority
  • Challenging one another to grow and to love in truth
  • Encouraging equal respect for every community member
  • Maintaining balance between the needs of the community and the needs of individuals
  • Pray as if everything depended on God
  • Work as if everything depended on you

Core Values Continued...


  • Commitment to simple living, humility and solidarity
  • Embracing a lifestyle of simplicity by being good stewards of all that has been given to us
  • Learning from those with whom we work and live
  • Acknowledging our limitations as individuals and as a community
  • Commitment to education
  • Confronting stereotypes and bringing people of diverse backgrounds together
  • Bringing awareness on issues of poverty and social justice to the wider community
  • Supporting moms toward acquiring skills and gaining knowledge
  • Affirmation of life and human dignity
  • Creating an environment that nurtures self-worth
  • Protecting the life of the born and unborn child
  • Providing options for women that choose to give life an environment of healing and growth
  • Encouraging healing and growth among members of the McGivney Center community including volunteers, donors, and neighbors
  • Improving the overall health and well-being of mom and child by encouraging and modeling a healthy lifestyle
  • Upholding standards and expectations of healthy ways of relating to one another