Photograph of babies sitting on a couchThere are many questions that you may have about the Mother House program.  Below, you can read some of the most asked questions that Mother House receives. If your question is not here, send us an email at (Please enable JavaScript to view this email address).

We recieve our funding from grants, donations, special events and a small amount of program revenue. We don't have a mortgage and we receive many in-kind donations, so our costs are kept fairly low for the services that we provide.

We have a wish list here on our website & we update it as needed. We can't accept large items or anything for a baby over 3 months old. We have very limited storage space & our mothers and babies leave us after their baby turns 3 months old.

Because of confidentiality and safety, we ask that you don't "drop by" but that you call #303-447-9602 or email info@mother-house.org to coordinate any drop offs or visits. Keep in mind that we don't keep traditional office hours because we are open 24 hours a day for our residents, so it could take a day or two for someone to get back to you.

We are located in downtown Boulder, Colorado. Our facility is within walking distance to bus stops, stores, providers and community services. If you make an appointment to visit, we'll give you exact directions.

Our program is by application only and pregnant women have to be able to work at least 20 hours per week, pay a small amount of rent, and live in a community setting. We serve women with varied backgrounds who are either homeless or at risk of homelessness. The majority are from Boulder but we've also had a few from out of state and out of the country.

We can't accept anyone with a high risk pregnancy, or someone who has just had a baby.  We also can't accept other children or women under the age of 18. We can't accept any pregnant woman who is using drugs, alcohol and/or legal marijuana but can allow someone in treatment or willing to be in treatment. We can't accept anyone who can't work or go to school or who has the inability to live in a community setting with rules and expectations.

When a resident comes into Our program, they are required to look for transitional housing opportunities for low income families as soon as they get here. Because there is a shortage of this type of housing, some residents don't have long enough to wait.  When that has happened, some have found housing through public announcements or by moving in with family or friends. We try and prepare them for their graduation from Mother House and give them the tools for their future living situations.