Sunday, September 9, 2012
Without the help of Faith Maternity Care, 23-year-old Sky says she and her 2-month-old son would be homeless and on their own.
Before hearing about the Fulton maternity home through Soul House in Columbia, Sky said “I was living on the street going from friend to friend.”
“I went into premature labor after a fight with my baby’s father — it wasn’t a good situation for me or my baby,” she said of her decision to apply to Faith Maternity in June.
In the months since then, the young woman has safely delivered her son, who will start at Head Start on Monday while Sky starts “looking for a job pretty hard.”
“I’m able to care for my son and I’m no longer living on the street,” she said. “Faith Maternity Care helps pregnant women choose life for their baby and options to care for their child.”
At 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 11, Faith Maternity will mark 10 years of providing that kind of support and care for young mothers and their children during the organization’s annual fundraising banquet, to be held at the Heartland Church on Mokane Road in Fulton.