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Mother and Daughter

Changing Lives

Supporting mothers in Greater Cincinnati with the basic needs of life


I am pregnant and in need of a place to stay.  How do I get help through Mater Filius?

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Our Services

We provide more than shelter and food. We provide the ability to rise above devastating, negative elements and achieve job-readiness and self-sustainability.

Mater Filius taught me how to be a mother and an independent woman. I also learned how to love myself and see myself as a child of God. I do not know what my life would be like without Mater Filius.



Rooted in Catholic Tradition

We are a Catholic apostolate with the blessing of Archbishop Schnurr to serve in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

Dedicated for Expectant Mothers

We offer transitional housing exclusively for women experiencing pregnancy with no means of support. 

No Restrictions

We welcome expectant mothers regardless of their religious beliefs, socio-economic status, or ethnicity.

After Birth Care

Mothers can live at our home for up to 8-months after their baby is born and learn how to lovingly care for their infant.

What Sets Us Apart


Mother Teresa reminded us that the greatest disease today is loneliness. “ There’s a hunger for love, as there is a hunger for God.”

Our Mater Filius Ministry is but one wonderful example of how we are called to love others. Following Mary’s example of charitable service toward others and imitating her twofold Fiat at the Annunciation and at the Passion, we kneel in awe at the feet of Jesus in the tabernacle. With our hands and voice, we embrace the power of the Rosary. We lift up Mater Filius and all our intentions to heaven beseeching the Lord that our will be conformed to his love and will.

Please join us Mondays at 7 pm for Holy Hour and Confession at St. Simon Parish, 825 Pontius Road.

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I am pregnant and in need of a place to stay.  How do I get help through Mater Filius?

Defending Life with Love

Our Mission

Our mission is to defend and safeguard the life and well-being of the unborn child and the dignity of the child's mother. Defending Life with Love!

Non-Profit Organization

Mater Filius is supported solely through private donations and receives NO federal or state funding. We are supported by grants, churches, businesses, and you! 

Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for volunteers to work in our home with our mothers and their babies as well as outside of our home to care for the yard, home maintenance, and much more.

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