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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Join Our Community!

If interested, you can join our community as a mom, staff member, or volunteer.

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Staff Members


To make our work possible, we are looking for women interested in committing themselves to serving pregnant and parenting mothers and their children. In serving at the Fr. Michael J McGivney Center of Hope and Healing, staff members are expected to:

  • Live in community with pregnant women, new moms, newborns and other staff members
  • Participate in community functions, staff house meetings, celebrations, house retreats etc.
  • Provide house coverage answering the phone, welcoming visitors etc.
  • Act as a contact person providing one-on-one support and guidance to a mom
  • Assume administrative duties ie volunteer coordination, donation management, staff recruitment, giving presentations, writing thank you notes, etc.
  • Challenge themselves to deeply embrace the mission and core values of the community
  • Respect life from conception to natural death

To support staff members in their service, the McGivney Center provides:

  • Cute babies
  • Dynamic community life opportunities for professional spiritual and personal growth chances to touch the lives of others helping in the present while providing for the future
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