Maternity home

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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 Salvation Army opened its first "home for unwed mothers" in 1886.[1] Other examples include Bethany Home[2] in Minneapolis, MN, later renamed Harriet Walker Hospital.[3]


  1. ^ Mansnerus, Laura (February 15, 1998). "No Shame, but Plenty of Need, at Home for Unwed Mothers". The New York Times. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Bethany Home for Unwed Mothers, Minneapolis". Retrieved 2016-05-20. 
  3. ^ "Bethany Home, Minneapolis | Houses of Worship". Retrieved 2016-05-20.