A maternity home is a service provided to pregnant women who lack a stable home environment (or any home). Maternity homes were previously known as homes for unwed mothers, and are occasionally still referred to as such. The first "home for unwed mothers" was created by the The Salvation Army in 1886.
- Mansnerus, Laura (February 15, 1998). "No Shame, but Plenty of Need, at Home for Unwed Mothers". The New York Times. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
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