Babies born to teen mothers are
of higher birth weights than babies not in a
maternity home. This has significant implications regarding the amount of
money saved in medical costs.
Young mothers who graduate from
high school are much more likely to go
on to college or university.
Young, single mothers can succeed
incredibly well when they are given the
Most maternity home clients did not plan to get pregnant.
Many young mothers dream of having a happy family life.
Over 90% of the clients have experienced abuse in their past.
Very few go on to have a second child while they are still single.
The life of a young, single mother on Family Benefits is a life of poverty.
Most of the mothers are committed to turning their lives around, i.e. finishing school, getting a job, going off Family Benefits, and becoming a positive and effective parent.
The children of young mothers
who receive a high quality early childhood
educations program do much better than children not receiving a program.
Pregnant young women living in a maternity home receive the best in prenatal monitoring. This results in fewer services needed in the future & fewer complications.
Many young mothers come from youth
shelters and hostels.
They have nowhere else to go.
The majority of our young mothers initiate and sustain breast feeding.
Investing in the families &
children of today will save at least 5 times that
amount in fewer services needed in the future.
These facts are the reason.....
truly is a Labour of Love!