(C.E.M.) Chief Executive Mother
WINGS Maternity Home began in February 2009. After raising my own 4 daughters as a single mother, my heart was drawn to the young women who needed a "mother", who needed love, assurance and who needed to learn they had a purpose. I myself grew up as a foster child and was adopted at 15 years old. I struggled with a sense of belonging, of "knowing who I was and did I have purpose?". I married as a teenager and in those 17 years of marriage, gave birth to four beautiful daughters.
In 2009, I opened my own home to house PREGNANT young women of (all ages) who were in need of a safe place to call home. We have had many different walks of life come through our door: Women who have come off the streets addicted to drugs or alcohol. Women who had just been released from jail. Women pressured into abortion but have chosen LIFE and this choice caused them to lose their own families. Women who are referred to us by agencies in the Durham Region and other areas of Ontario.
Some of our moms just need someone to believe in them, to give them a chance to prove that they can be a great mom. Some of our moms come with a 24/7 supervision order. I can say that 99% of our women leave our program as successful and wonderful MOTHERS to their little precious ones.
Finally, we teach our moms about God's UNCONDITIONAL LOVE through the kindness and support they receive by our volunteers and team at WINGS. Love changes everything for our moms.
WINGS Maternity Home is not a government funded program. We solely depend on the generous kindness of the churches and the community of Durham to help us. In January 2012, I felt it was time to move into full-time ministry with WINGS to serve these young women. God has been so very faithful to us. Please consider giving to this powerful ministry which stands for life and sees families changed forever, as together we stand for LIFE with shelter, support and education of pregnant mothers.