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Mater Filius, Nebraska is a Catholic apostolate created to help women facing an unexpected pregnancy who find themselves without support.

Teenagers and women with children under the age of five are welcome regardless of their socio-economic status, marital status, ethnicity, or religious beliefs.

Here we give you all the support you need.

Women receive housing, counseling and medical care as well as emotional and spiritual support, at no cost to them. Through workshops, they learn how to parent. Through prayer, they find the love of Jesus Christ.

Mater Filius focuses on both the unborn baby and the mother. We embrace women who often come from a chaotic world and offer them organization, safety, order and peace inside our home. We know that a stable and nurturing environment is crucial to a healthy pregnancy, a healthy birth and a healthy new parent.

Pregnancy, by design, is meant to be experienced in the context of family and in our own way, our home offers a dynamic and vibrant family life. Each member of the house, regardless of their role, is changed profoundly by the experience. In this way, Mater Filius not only provides for the physical and emotional needs of  the pregnant women who are our guests, but also encourages the growth of the donors, volunteers, and staff.


Our mission is to safeguard the lives and defend
the dignity of the mother regardless of how the
child was conceived while providing support and
resources to protect and nurture new life.


Our vision is to share with the expectant moms
what defines good parenting through our
parenting workshops as well as volunteers who are
mothers themselves.


In Mater Filius we discover the value that you have as a human being; you know the greatness that is
within you and you have the ability to love and be
loved, with all that you have and are.

How Does Mater Filius Help?

When facing an unexpected pregnancy, there are many fears and challenges that can seem overwhelming. Our staff and programs help women deal with these challenges. Here are some of the most common concerns we have heard over the years by young women who did not expect their pregnancy:

  • I’m just not ready to have a child.
  • How can I afford to have this baby?
  • How do I tell my family and/or friends?
  • What if the father of the baby is not supportive?
  • What if I am considering abortion?
  • How does adoption work?
  • How can I continue my education?
  • Where will I live?

The supportive staff of Mater Filius understands very well that each person’s situation is unique. We are here to help every young woman deal with her concerns through our professional, caring and life-affirming programs.

“Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from Him.”
Psalm 62:5


  • Average age of a Mater Filius mom is 26
  • 80% of the moms who live at Mater Filius are single moms
  • Over 50% of mothers in the Mater Filius home are having their first child
  • Over 40% of moms who lived at Mater Filius formally increased their education during their stay
  • Mater Filius of Nebraska is funded entirely on private donations from generous individuals and families, as well as civic-minded clubs, social organizations, and faith communities. It also receives support from several private and corporate grants.
  • Mater Filius of Nebraska relies on volunteers and gifts-in-kind. A variety of one-time or ongoing opportunities can be viewed on our support page.
  • Mater Filius of Nebraska is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization. Gifts made to such institutions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of these laws.


Are you a pregnant woman in need of a safe and supportive place to stay? Are you going through a crisis pregnancy and looking for a nurturing home environment?

Mater Filius, Nebraska is a Catholic apostolate created to help pregnant women in Nebraska and surrounding areas who find themselves without support. Inside the home of Mater Filius, women find the basic needs of life: shelter, food, clothes, safety, organization, order, support, hope, and peace.

Our home aids young women and their babies during pregnancy, childbirth, and the subsequent months after childbirth. We can help guide you towards a positive path in your life journey.  We focus on establishing a safe environment for you to live in while you develop the skills you need to live independently. In addition, Mater Filius connects mothers to the appropriate agencies and resources including prenatal care, health insurance, low-cost housing, and education programs.

Mater Filius welcomes pregnant women at any point in their pregnancy into a supportive environment. Often in difficult and complicated situations, the backgrounds of the mothers that come to Mater Filius typically include homelessness, previous drug use, rape, abusive relationships, little understanding of self-worth, no employment experience, limited education, bad relationships with family members, poor support networks, or mental illness. With a focus on the present, not the past, Mater Filius helps each woman on her individual journey through the process of healing and towards creating a future of stability and hope for herself and for her child.

I am pregnant and in need of a place to stay. How do I get help through Mater Filius?