To restore hope and empower young mothers.


Our mission is to shelter and educate homeless, pregnant and parenting young women by providing comprehensive services that empower them to make successful life decisions for themselves and their babies.



Our home is filled with love, warmth and acceptance to all the young ladies that call Mother’s Refuge home.

More than 1,700 pregnant young women and babies have found refuge at our home since 1987.

The home has seven bedrooms, a beautiful kitchen, a dining room, and a family room for residents and their babies. Pregnant residents share a bedroom while waiting to give birth. After their baby is born, they share a private bedroom with their baby.

Young women have access to a computer-learning center to learn computer skills, complete homework assignments or research community services. Washers and dryers make laundry convenient. There are many amenities nearby for residents to utilize.

Mother’s Refuge is located on a spacious corner lot in Independence, Missouri, not far from the Truman Sports Complex and down the road from Blue Ridge Corners and Wal-Mart.