Mary’s Path (formerly Mary’s Shelter) is in the process of becoming a nationally accredited, fully-licensed Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP). We are more than a refuge for pregnant and young mothers. We are a place to find dignity, learn self-sufficiency and restore hope. Here at Mary’s Path, we empower teen mothers to regain control of their lives and create families that thrive.
IT STARTED WITH A VISION
Jan Lindsay started Mary’s Path with a vision to make it possible for pregnant girls without adequate family support to choose life for their babies. In 1985, Mary’s Path was officially incorporated as a nonprofit with a Board of Directors. At that time we purchased our first home purchased which housed 6 teen moms. Today, our home in North Tustin, can house 18 girls and 12 babies at any time. What a family that is!
Mary’s Path cares for these precious girls and their babies who need support, hope and a lot of help to change their lives. We believe we can help them get on the right path – a path where teen moms can learn about dignity, love, hope and self-sufficiency. While the girls and their babies live with us they attend school, parenting classes, and receive medical and mental health services. We do everything we can to help them “fit in” and have a life all teens deserve. Our girls don’t have an easy road ahead of them. As-a-matter-of-fact, the statistics reported today for most “troubled youth” say they will not graduate high school or be able to hold a job. Less than 5% of those who graduate from high school will attend college.
WE NEED YOUR HELP
At Mary’s Path we strive to help our girls become a success, not a statistic, but it requires a lot of support. Can you give a few hours a week to help a young girl grow into a beautiful Mother? Do you have a special skill you can teach or be a tutor? All of our girls just need time. Time to heal. Time to develop, and time to mature into self-sufficient women.
Want to help? Click here or contact us to learn more ways you can help us today!
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