There will be plenty of room at a Brisbane safe house this Christmas after it successfully transitioned its last live-in mother into secure accommodation. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Pregnancy Crisis is a volunteer-run service that provides practical support, including emergency accommodation, for women with unexpected pregnancies.
During the pandemic, the organisation extended its crisis accommodation period for as long as a mother needed to find a stable alternative.
This included mothers with three babies who were born around Christmas Day last year.
Pregnancy Crisis’ chief executive officer, who cannot be named for security reasons, said the mums who had lived in the safe house during the pandemic left as stronger women because they had the support to raise their babies.
The safe house is now welcoming a new intake of vulnerable mums who have reached out for support to raise their babies.
Outside the safe house, Pregnancy Crisis continued to support other mums who did not require crisis accommodation with COVID-safe care packages and, as restrictions eased, visiting women who needed emotional support.
On top of offering practical help, many volunteers keep women experiencing difficult pregnancies in their daily prayers.
It will be no different on December 12, which marks the organisation’s end-of-year Mass on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of unborn babies.
The Pregnancy Crisis chief executive said the mother of Christ was a great example of how women could triumph over their struggles in pregnancy.
Pregnancy safe house preparing for new intake of vulnerable mums (By Emilie Ng, The Catholic Leader)