A Mother’s Word
“When I came into Mater Filius, my life was a wreck. I said I wanted to become independent and to be able to live with my kids without needing support from other people in my life. I think one of the best things Mater Filius has to offer is the doula program. My doula, Lisa, came into my life at a very low point and she will forever be my “personal therapist.” Having that one person who is just your support is great and something I never had before in my life. After my daughter was born I was able to enroll her in the Early Childhood Learning Center with my other two daughters.
What I learned at Mater Filius is that every woman has a different path, and the volunteers there will meet you where you are at. I moved out of Mater Filius last August. It is a relief to know I can drop off my kids there in the Early Childhood Learning Center and not think twice about whether they will be taken care of or not. Mater Filius is truly a blessing and the best Google search I ever made.”
“Growing up in a broken home wasn’t easy. I wasn’t taught how to love or care for another person. My trust for people has always been low. I was so lost when I came to Mater Filius. I had hit rock bottom. It takes love, kindness and the grace of God to be able to take in a total stranger and love them like your own child.
Mater Filius didn’t only teach me how to be a mother and independent person. They not only taught me to love myself, but also to see myself as a child of God. There are so many benefits to Mater Filius, and I don’t know what I would do without them.”
– Sophia and Benjamin
“Before I got here I was sad and alone. I had a very destructive life. I didn’t care about me or others. I got kicked out of school and my family didn’t want to be around me. When I came to Mater Filius there was a lot of help and people guiding me. Mater Filius turned my life around. I started doing well in school…all A’s and B’s. I cared about myself, my baby, my family and friends. Now everyone wants to be around me. I’m not sad or depressed anymore. I’m happy about life and what I’m doing with it. I thank everyone for the help and support they gave me.” -MJ
Kathy, a volunteer
“Mater Filius has given me a purpose and a way to help others. It has also given me perspective on my own life and that I have a lot to be thankful for. I have been very touched by the relationships I’ve developed with not only the girls in the house but by the staff and other volunteers.”
Tehseen, a volunteer
“I didn’t know what to expect when I become a doula. My relationship with the young mother I mentored took a while before she could trust me, but it was a blessing to watch her bloom. I love to watch her and her son together today as they live their life outside of Mater Filius. We stay in regular contact and I’m still her biggest cheerleader. I really value her presence in my life and she’s a true example of how with God’s help, anyone can change.”