Immacula came to the USA from Haiti after her mother’s passing. She was welcomed by friends of her family to stay with them until she was established in the states. Shortly after her arrival, she was assigned intensive domestic duties and treated abusively. With no one else to turn to, she found a social worker who put her in touch with Malta House.
Though we had no vacancies, she agreed to come for an interview. Immacula believes that it was through her prayers that the staff heard her pleas. That very day an office space was transformed into a warm and comfortable room for her and her baby. She was often found praying the rosary in our chapel.
While at Malta House Immacula was able to obtain a CNA certificate. Although she has left Malta House, she is working full time in the healthcare field and enjoying her apartment with her son. She still calls Malta House her true home. Immacula is now surrounded by the support of her new friends, and has been able to heal and forgive the family that once abused her.
Immacula’s son has been accepted into a local Catholic school and will begin kindergarten this Fall. She is grateful for the financial support she is receiving through the Bishop’s Scholarship and Malta House Educational Fund.
Hundreds of mothers and babies have been served in our Residential Program since our founding in 1998. (See our home page for the current count!)
Our Outreach Program provides over 1,000 distributions a year of excess diapers, wipes, formula, toys and clothing to low-income families in need in our county.
Over the past two years, Malta House has received calls from over 400 young mothers seeking refuge, services and support from Malta House. 20 women resided at Malta House during our 2018/2019 fiscal year, and we served over 30 families post-residential.
Malta House seeks to expand its services by increasing the number of women and children it can serve. Help us share our Hope for Life!
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