Mary Elizabeth home closes

With no referrals to house unwed mothers in 2019, the Mary Elizabeth Maternity Home, 204 W. Seventh, closed its doors at the end of the year, the organization announced in a news release Monday.

The home had operated as an independent nonprofit organization for 22 years and served 332 girls through their pregnancies, according to the release.

The home could house up to six mothers through their pregnancies and up to a month after giving birth. It was founded by a group of women in the Legion of Mary prayer group to offer an alternative to abortion.

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