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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Client Services

Resources Provided

To assist women in overcoming their obstacles and meeting their goals, the McGivney Center provides the following resources:

  • A nurturing and stable home environment and nutritious food
  • Maternity and infant supplies weekly
  • One therapeutic counseling and biweekly group counseling
  • Bus passes and assistance with transportation
  • Informal mentoring from other new mothers
  • Support, encouragement and accountability by full-time live-in staff
  • A savings program in which women must save 70 of any income they receive while living at the McGivney Center Life skills courses on topics such as childbirth, healthy nutrition, budgeting, communication and child rearing
  • Referrals to community agencies
  • Programs including alcoholics and narcotics anonymous, parenting classes, adoption counseling, job training and low-cost housing
  • Access to education programs including high school equivalency community colleges and vocational training through referrals and a scholarship program
  • Knowledge of the state programs including health insurance, day care, subsidies, food stamps, child support and cash assistance
  • Informal modeling of healthy family life including resolving conflict, facilitating decisions for the common good, upholding expectations and consequences as needed and celebrating goals