Who We Are

The Martha and Mary Maternity House, lo- cated in the Western Suburbs of Chicago, is an Orthodox Christian Maternity Home for pregnant women in crisis and a ministry of Orthodox Christians for Life-Chicago. Our Pan-Orthodox Board of Directors will be under the guidance of His Grace Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, with the solid support of our beloved hierarchs across all Orthodox Jurisdictions


Mission Statement

We are a pro-life ministry of the Holy Orthodox Church, promoting the Sanctity of Life by provid- ing for the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of the mother and child; and creating a safe and nurturing environment under the sheltering veil of the Orthodox Church.


Who We Serve

As an Orthodox Christian Maternity Home, we will provide housing, with privacy and confidentiality, for pregnant women in crisis. We acknowledge the sanctity of life and are grateful that the expectant mom who comes to us chose life for her unborn child. Both she and her child are unique and precious, created in the image of God and loved by Him. At Martha and Mary Maternity House, we will offer practical, emotional and spiritual support during this crucial period of her life as she faces difficult choices in planning for her own fu- ture and the future of the child God has entrusted to her.