We are greatly supported in our service to pregnant women by many generous men and women, who give of their talents, time and energy as Co-Workers of Life.

Ways to Serve

Handmaids:

Women with the “heart of Mary” who befriend a woman in a difficult pregnancy. Handmaids might go out for a cup of tea, chat on the phone or take a walk; in short they help keep hope alive.

Visitation Brothers:

Men who approach the father of the baby with the heart of a brother, mentoring and guiding him in learning to support the mother of his child.

Visitation Coordinators:

This critical role as “servant of the servants” requires a talented and well-connected person who heads up the effort of coordinating needed resources in the local community.

Spiritual Leaders:

Priests and other faith formators who are able to guide women at a crucial juncture in their relationship with God.

Holy Respites:

A family or single woman able to open their home in order to support and nurture a woman in need during her pregnancy.

Health Professionals:

Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, committed to the sanctity of human life, who assist a woman during pregnancy and her infant following birth.

College University Contacts:

Those involved in post-secondary education and campus life who can help with the transfer of credits and tuition waivers.

Business Professionals:

Someone who can advise or provide employment for a pregnant woman before and after giving birth.

Counselors:

Committed to upholding a woman’s plans to give life to her child, these therapists provide an essential supportive resource in dealing with the personal, emotional, and cognitive challenges that arise during pregnancy.

Lawyers:

Professionals willing to offer legal counsel and services in the areas of adoption or child custody.

St. Joseph’s Workers:

Men willing to help a vulnerable pregnant woman by building cribs, moving furniture, and other “handy-man” services.

Volunteers:

Men and women who give their time and energy to help the Sisters with practical convent needs, like cleaning and maintenance.

All Good Things Provider:

Individuals or groups who will provide gift cards for maternity clothes, baby items, or food.

Prayer Guardians:

Men or women who will stand spiritually with a pregnant woman, daily lifting her up and guarding her through their prayer.

Formation

Our Co-Workers of Life engage in a program of formation, involving an initial Co-Worker Training Day, which highlights our mission, how we approach the heart of a woman who is pregnant and in crisis, and how we receive her situation through the practice of reflective listening.

We also host monthly, optional Co-Worker luncheons in Manhattan, where we invite our Co-Workers to join us for a day of spiritual reflection, fellowship, and prayer.

To learn more about being a Co-Worker of Life or for volunteering opportunities, contact us:

In the United States:

(646) 882-1087
or

In Canada:

(416) 463-2722
or

Baby Item Donations

For inquiries about donating diapers, new or lightly-used baby clothes and maternity clothes, strollers, car seats, etc., please contact:

In the United States:

(212) 737-0221

In Canada:

(416) 463-2722

Your generosity makes possible our religious lives and missions.