March 15, 2024

New maternity home called Missy’s Hope opens in Jennings County

Missy’s Hope Maternity Home logoWalking with Moms is a monthly feature highlighting organizations that help—and need support in helping—expecting and parenting mothers in need in central and southern Indiana. For a list of organizations highlighted in the past, go to

Missy’s Hope Maternity Home
P.O. Box 611
North Vernon, IN 47265
Phone: 812-767-2897
Contact: Peggy Dyer-Bland, CEO and founder

Services: Maternity home for pregnant mothers or mothers who have recently delivered a baby and find themselves without support; offering shelter, food, life skills and employment assistance to help women live independently; help with options and resources if mother chooses adoption; mother and child typically stay until baby is 6-12 months, depending on mother’s readiness to support herself and her child.

Items currently most needed: Diapers, highchairs, strollers, cribs, crib sheets, baby bathtubs, baby bottles, baby and mother hygiene items, baby blankets, plastic toys for ages 1 and younger; new only—baby beds, baby clothes, breast pumps, stuffed animals, bags for storing and freezing breast milk. To drop off items, call Peggy at 812-767-2897. Items and gift cards can also be purchased and delivered through an Amazon wish list at (case sensitive).

Volunteer and paid position opportunities: Volunteers needed for half-day, whole day and multiple-day opportunities for weekdays or weekends. Hiring week and weekend house mothers. Those interested in volunteering or applying for house mother should e-mail with subject “Volunteer” or “House Mother.”

Financial donations: Online at or send checks made out to “Missy’s Hope Maternity Home” to address listed above. †

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