Watch this video to learn more about Churai's story and how the Mother and Babies Home provides support for her and other vulnerable women.
Abandoned by her partner when she learned she was pregnant,
Churai was unsure as to how she would care for her baby as she had
little money and nowhere to turn, until a friend connected her with the
Good Shepherd Sisters.
Now seven months pregnant, Churai is living at the Mother and Babies
Home run by Sr Chalaad, and is receiving nutritious food, medical care
and parental skills training. The Home is designed to lend a helping
hand to mothers like Churai, to help them build a brighter future for
themselves and their babies. Your support today means that Sr
Chalaad can continue to reach out to more vulnerable mothers and their
babies, as the Home relies on the generosity of people like you.
In his World Mission Day message for 2021, Pope Francis has invited us to respond to what we have seen and heard – to carry those stories, like Churai’s, in our hearts – calling us to each be missionary disciples by sharing and supporting vital work like this.
You can help support the essential work of the Good Shepherd Sisters in Thailand as they reach out to vulnerable mothers and their babies in their time of greatest need.
“It’s about giving a chance to the mothers and children. And when they get that chance, they will be able to look forward and they will be able to stand for themselves in the society for their future. Even if they have no one, we can stand by them." - Sr Chalaad
Sr Chalaad and other professionals help guide and teach mothers at the Home parental skills to help them care for their children.
Mothers take turns in helping care for the children, cooking and cleaning at the Home.
The Mother and Babies Home at the Good Shepherd Sisters Centre in the heart of Bangkok offers mothers like Churai the opportunity to prepare for their new babies in a safe environment. The women that come through the Home are welcomed with love and support not only from the Sisters, but from the community of mothers also living at the home. The Home gives these mothers a sense of belonging, practical support through parental skills training, pre- and post-natal medical care, and provides them with nutritious food and supplies.
Notwithstanding this great work, Sr Chalaad needs your support today to continue providing this life-changing care for vulnerable mothers like Churai, and her baby. Will you take action and make a difference today?
Your tax-deductible gift, can help purchase nutritious meals, essential supplies and contributes toward the costs of medical care for mothers and babies at the Home, as well as similar mission projects around the world. Should you not require a tax-receipt, your gift can support all these programs, as well as programs supporting seminarians, novices and catechists.
*Name and images altered to protect identity