Kathleen’s Story

CBS News: Shelter Aims to Help Underserved Pregnant People Find Stability: ‘We Turn No One Away”

In 2014 Shawnte Mallory, then a mother of two, lost her job and struggled to pay rent. When she became pregnant again, she reluctantly decided to get an abortion, citing her lack of motivation at the time.

“It wasn’t what I wanted to do,” she told CBS News chief legal correspondent Jan Crawford. “It was just at the moment. It was what everybody was telling me to do. So I felt like that was really my only option.”

Then she discovered Mary’s Shelter: a faith-based social service agency that aims to help underserved youth, pregnant people and women find stability. With funding from private donors and fundraising events, the shelter provides fully furnished group housing and resources to try and help clients and their children get back on their feet for up to three years.

Since using the shelter’s services, Mallory, now 31, has five daughters, studies theology and works as a peer recovery coach helping people who struggle with addiction and trauma.


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Tucker Carlson Today: Mary’s Shelter Owner Speaks Out

Kathleen Wilson, founder of Virginia maternity home, Mary’s Shelter, joins Fox News’ Tucker Carlson to discuss her lifesaving, lifechanging work to offer resources, support, and a loving home to mothers facing unexpected pregnancies.

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