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So many emotions...
Have you or someone you know had an unplanned pregnancy? Talk about a flood of emotions...every young woman has her own story.
It might be her first baby, or she might have other children already. Her family might not be happy about her situation and the pregnancy, the father...Read more
"I'm worried I might be pregnant."
You might have seen our Facebook post last week about “I’m worried I might be pregnant.” Worry is what brings many women to Mary's House...
"Am I really pregnant?" "How far along am I?" "I need to call a doctor..."
Andrea* thought she was...Read more
Abortion is illegal in Louisiana. Now what?
Since Roe v. Wade was overturned, the 3,000+ women who were going to choose abortion in Shreveport are asking...
More pregnant women than ever are coming to Mary's House for help and your partnership makes help possible! When a...Read more
Her Story Will Make You Smile
Mary's House is a place for hope and encouragement. Pregnant women receive love, education, and guidance even after her first appointment at Mary's House -- and God does the rest.Meet Stacie
Five years ago, Stacie (far right) was a mother-to-be...Read more
Join the Mary's House Team
Join the Mary's House Team
Do you have a knack for making people feel comfortable?
Do you enjoy showing hospitality and kindness?
Or do you have good computer skills?
If so......Read more
We're on a Mission
You give hope to pregnant women who feel alone and afraid.
Mary's House believes every woman deserves love and support throughout her pregnancy. You make that possible by your support of Mary's House. Because of you, we...Read more
Story of Hope and Good News
Octavia* and her 14-year old daughter, Jenny,* arrived at Mary's House for a scheduled appointment. After confirming her pregnancy, Jenny said she wanted to talk with the peer counselor alone, so Octavia asked to speak to someone about their situation. This is her story. Many of the women Octavia...Read more
Faith - Losing the doubt
Need a little hope?
Since January, things have changed for all of us, haven't they?
Here are two INSPIRING stories from Mary's House for you... "Stacy" wanted to end her pregnancy 2 years ago but changed her mind a few days after her appointment at Mary's House....Read more
Mary's House during COVID 19
COVID-19 has been such a trying time, full of sorrow, stress and not knowing what will happen tomorrow. And now, it's Holy Week when we turn our eyes to Jesus and what He took on for us. He is our hope, we have faith in Him. His love...Read more
Embrace Life Bloom reaches out to another mom
Last week, even though Embrace Life isn't meeting anymore - because of the virus - one of the Blooms called another pregnant mom in the class who was alone...Read more
Fr. Long's video
Take time to find peace and pray during COVID-19
at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Shreveport open daily 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. (except Thursday)
Click here to watch videoRead more
Three Reasons to Volunteer
The work truly matters - everyone needs encouragement, especially young pregnant women - volunteers encourage and give them so much more Use your skills, talents and faith - share what you have and be challenged to become more than you dreamed Discover - make new friends...Read more
Truly blessed and grateful
"I'm truly blessed," she said.
Sometimes we're rewarded at Mary's House by hearing from one of our patients. This week a young mom wrote us...
"Thank you for helping me bring my daughter into the world safely. Because of Mary's House I was able to...Read more
It's not too early...
Give back... Get a little help with gifts this year...
Make Christmas giving easy while giving back to Mary's House.
Send Christmas cards in honor of your friends, acquaintances and loved ones
Here's what you do:
1. Make a donation online or by mail to Mary's House, 906 Margaret Place, Shreveport, LA 71101
2. Send us your mailing list with name and address by mail or email
3. Let us know how you want us to sign your cards.
We'll sign, address, stamp and mail your Christmas Cards in honor of your friends, acquaintances and loved ones.
Mary's House is helping each pregnant woman believe God has a plan for her and her baby.
"I hope you continue to inspire other women to see a better vision…as you have helped me.” Mary's House patient
2020 Christmas Card Front
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You are helping her!
You are helping her change her life. This is what young women are saying about Mary's House:
"I love this place sooo loving so kind so sweet.they are like sisters even though we are not the same color the love was there.and they...Read more
IT'S HAPPENING A STEP AT A TIME
I came that they might have life and have it to the full. John 10:10
IT'S HAPPENING A STEP AT A TIME
Copyright © 2019 Mary's House of...Read more
After Mary's House, What Then?
While all the kids are excited about going back to school, there’s a class starting at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton for single and pregnant women looking for help in an unplanned pregnancy. It’s Embrace Grace !
Embrace Grace is a program to help us (in the church)...Read more
Do You Know What to Say?
Abortion is a hot button political topic, but for a young woman in an unplanned pregnancy, it’s a reality and a popular option the culture puts before her. Most of us avoid political conversations and we especially don’t know how to talk about abortion without getting...Read more
4th of July, Prayer & Fortitude
The Cajun Factor
I’ve been reading The Beginning of the End of Abortion by Shawn D. Carney who started 40 Days For Life. The book is full of stories and inspired me as I realized again how important the sidewalk...Read more
Why We're Grateful for Fathers
So many times in life, we get thrown up into the air, not sure where we might land. We start reaching out for anything to hold on to.
Isn’t it great when the arms that catch you are trustworthy, loving and kind?
Isn't it great...Read more
One-Liner Mission Statement
Last Thursday, we had a volunteer meeting at Mary’s House. There are over 40 women who regularly volunteer here, month in and month out. When a company has that many employees, it’s important that there is unity in how to describe that place. We have over 40 volunteers,...Read more
I "Liked" It
Remember when you were in school and you wanted to show support for something, you wore a t-shirt or a button so everyone could see it ? The same principle applies to Facebook and Instagram with "liking" and "sharing" posts. If you "like" or "share" a Mary's House post,...Read more
Meet our Open House chef
We're beyond excited to introduce you to Chef Bryan Overdyke , the mastermind behind the menu at our Open House , Tuesday, May 7th, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Chef Overdyke approaches the kitchen with the flavorful philosophy that "food is not merely sustenance. It is a celebration of...Read more
Discover how YOU can help!
God Has Plans For You
Abortion is an especially hot topic right now with the release of the movie, UNPLANNED . It might make some of us feel stressed because we feel helpless in doing anything and it’s a controversial topic. We know morally it’s...Read more
Good for North Louisiana
TOTAL RAISED IN 2018: $1,876,807 9,023 DONATIONS MADE TO 205 ORGANIZATIONS
Give For Good is a 24-hour giving challenge that brings North Louisiana together to benefit our local nonprofits. Whether you give a little or a lot, be a part of...Read more
UNPLANNED - The Movie
Thursday, March 28th, 5:30 p.m. outside Louisiana Boardwalk Regal Theaters Speakers Amy Blackwell with her daughter and Heather Gardner, Central Texas Coalition for Life
200 FREE MOVIE TICKETS to be given out at the Rally for Thursday, 7 p.m. UNPLANNED showing at Regal Theaters...Read more
You Are Not Alone!
Driving to the Cathedral for Sunday Mass when we first moved here in 2006, I was struck by the huge two-story houses along the way. Sadly, so many of them were in disrepair representing the decline of what must have been a beautiful time in Shreveport.
Are You Missing Something?
Is there a puzzle piece missing in your life?
Maybe you can find it at Mary’s House as a volunteer!
Mary’s House volunteers have hearts like this - ...Read more
Embrace Grace - Coming To 3 Parishes!
Most churches advocate life and discourage women from getting abortions, but once a brave and courageous girl chooses life, what can the church do? Lend a hand to your Embrace Grace Group!
at The Cathedral/Mary's House ...Read more
Supreme Court Victory
Supreme Court rules for National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) and pro-life pregnancy centers.
On June 26, 2018, the Supreme Court overturned the California law that forced pro-life pregnancy centers to provide free advertising for tax funded abortions.
Sip 'n' See - Open House
Sip ‘n’ See Open House at Mary's House Where Love Changes Lives - See the house - Hear stories - Be inspired
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
You’re Invited. Bring a friend!
906 Margaret Place...Read more
Today Is the First Day of the Rest of Your Life
Wow, I really shanked that one! Somedays wouldn’t it be nice to have a do-over? Just to wipe the slate clean and start all over again. Like when you snuck that second piece of chocolate cake, let your car run out of gas, or left your umbrella at home on...Read more
I’m Pregnant, Now What?
I am a nurse. You might think that as a nurse, I would have been well-informed and confident when I was pregnant - that I knew all about fetal development, the do's and don’ts of being pregnant, and how to handle the emotional roller coaster of “Six Flags...Read more