The Welcome House Maternity Home Inc.
is here to help provide a Christ-centered residential maternity home to assist at-risk, single, pregnant young women in their spiritual, social and personal development; to teach the skills necessary for successful independent living as a Christian in today's world.
In January 2000, the members of Calvary Free Lutheran Church approved the formation of a committee to study the needs for a home for unwed mothers.
The committee contacted 25 Pregnancy Centers in a 3-state region. One of the things asked of the centers was would they refer clients to a maternity home in the Fergus Falls area. 18 Pregnancy Centers said "yes", 6 said "maybe" and 1 responded "no" because they were already building their own.
Not long after that it was decided that a maternity home should be pursued in a community-sponsored program. Members of other churches are also serving on the board today. A needs -assessment was developed. Results were compiled that showed a real need in our area.
We are a all-volunteer organization.
Everyone working at The Welcome House believes in the ministry of reaching out and helping those that are in need.
If you are interested in becoming a board member or a volunteer at the store.
The stores information:
The Welcome House Thrift Store
1678 College Way
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Ask for Becky Weers.