College students who find themselves pregnant and unwed many times turn to abortion because they feel they must choose between their baby and their education. Room At The Inn provides hope for those young women and their babies by giving them support to care for their family and further their education at the same time. For years, they have offered college outreach to pregnant women and a residential facility in Charlotte, North Carolina. Almost two years ago, I wrote about their plans to open a maternity home located on a college campus to further support young women in obtaining their education. It is now a big step closer to becoming a reality.
Room At The Inn broke ground this week on the nation's first college based maternity home at Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina. This 10,000 square foot pregnancy and after-care home will have two residential wings, one for maternity and one for after-care, and can house up to 15 mothers, 15 infants and eight toddlers for free for up to two years. Each mother will have a private bedroom and bathroom and share the kitchen, dining room and laundry room with other residents. Administrative and counseling offices and quarters for residential managers will also be on site.
Many in the pro-life community have dreamed of a place to support young pregnant women so they could continue their college studies and better their family. Room At the Inn, with their staff, volunteers, the Knights of Columbus and generous donors are making this dream a reality. It is the hope of many that this college based maternity home will become a national model for other maternity home facilities on other campuses across the nation.
Room At The Inn is a Catholic 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that serves women regardless of their economic, social, religious, racial, or ethnic background. Visit them at Room At The Inn.
Join us in praying for the success of their college-based maternity home, that the idea will spread to support women at other universities, and for the families directly affected by this organization. Room At The Inn is spreading the truth of Life to young women in crisis and supporting them in their choice for a future that includes both their baby and their education.