Our Lady’s Inn (OLI) is a maternity home for pregnant women and their dependent children who are homeless and in crisis. With locations in St. Louis City and St. Charles County, OLI offers shelter in a private room setting while providing for their immediate and basic needs. Case management with individualized services to address personal health, educational, and psychosocial needs is also offered. A case manager, nurse, counselor, and other staff support the women and children in this residential program.
The Family Specialist provides case management services, working with the family to achieve their specific parenting, educational, employment, and housing goals. Registered nurses offer peri-natal support and education, helping to ensure the delivery of a healthy baby. Professional counselors focus on mental wellness-assisting residents in addressing trauma, substance abuse, and other psychosocial needs. Counselors work with community resources to coordinate additional outside services needed by our families.
Residents share in household activities, learn life skills, and establish goals through an individualized plan. Workshops and multi-session trainings cover topics such as parenting, nutrition, employment readiness, educational preparedness, stress management, smoking cessation, pre-natal and post-natal care, budgeting, domestic violence prevention, child development, and building healthy relationships.