Together for Life Northland (TFLN) has been collaborating with our regional Culture of Life Northland organizations since 2010. As we work to serve organizations who save babies and assist their mothers, the TFLN Collaborative has identified a need for a Christian-based housing program for homeless pregnant women.
⇒ Duluth, Minnesota pregnant women do not all have a safe place they can call home and often are on a waiting list for residential housing on average for 18 months.
⇒ Referrals to the maternity home will come from pro-life street ministries, regional pregnancy resource centers and agencies, Young Women’s Supportive Housing and local homeless transitional housing services.
Maternity Residential Program
TFLN is proposing to open the Star of the North Maternity Home as loving and stable Christian family-like supportive housing available for four homeless pregnant mothers and their babies with the focus of moving them to self sufficiency. This vision will take the support of all our existing TFLN partners to promote a program which includes education about healthy relationships, adoption or positive parenting, a strong Christian spiritual faith life, a good self-image and empowerment for mothers and fathers. The home will serve women age 21+ in NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin, with the average length of stay projected to be 12-18 months.
Proposed Funding Sources
Funding for the Star of the North Maternity Home will come from fundraisers, grants, capital campaign, individual and Church donations. Guiding Star Women’s Center dba as Together for Life Northland is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, and as such, donations are tax deductible. Campaign Goal to Open and Staff in Year One: $125,000 (estimated)
A productive, healthy future for a mother and father choosing life for their baby is priceless. Your investment in the Star of the North Maternity Home is an opportunity to demonstrate our care for an under-served population in a life-changing way! Thank you for your generosity in helping us to reach this goal.
The TFLN Board of Directors and Collaborative Partners