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New Duluth maternity home offering hope to homeless, pregnant mothers

DULUTH, MN– The new Star of the North maternity home in Duluth is offering a home to women in need across the Northland.

The new facility, which is located on East Superior Street, celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting Wednesday.

Its program director says their goal is to provide shelter, education, and support to women who are homeless and pregnant, or have young children.

“This facility will go beyond providing basic human necessities like food and shelter,” Monica Hendricksen, one of the facility’s board members, wrote. “Our hope is to transform women’s lives with education, holistic medical care and comprehensive services for mother and baby.”

The facility offers 4 bedrooms for mothers in need, who are invited to stay between 12-18 months.

Program director Nancy Namaste says they hope to teach the mothers life skills such as money management, how to care for their baby, and planning for life after their stay at the facility.

Women are referred to the program through local agencies.

Briggs LeSavage

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