Our Vision

Our vision is to help expectant mothers learn about good parenting through our parenting workshops and through the education, caring and support of our volunteers, many of whom are mothers themselves.

Our Mission

Our mission is to safeguard the life of the unborn child and defend the dignity of the child’s mother, regardless of how the child was conceived.

Our Values

Following Catholic social teaching, we recognize that we are responsible to and for one another. This foundation is at the core of implementing our mission and running our home. The Mater Filius community values that guide our work include Love, Hospitality, Community, and Excellence.

Defending Life with Love

Mater Filius Queen City is a nonprofit home created to help pregnant women who find themselves without the support of family or who are experiencing financial difficulties. 
Mater Filius was started in Mexico City by Miriam and Jose Manuel Tejeda with hope to see young pregnant women healthy, supported, safe and empowered. 
Listen to their amazing story here.

2003

While visiting family in Mexico City, Maria Resendiz stumbled upon a Mater Filius home and spent some time with Miriam and Jose Manuel. She knew she needed to bring this ministry back home to Cincinnati.

2016

Maria Resendiz began a small prayer group and with the help of Henry and Betsy Jacquez, they formed a board of directors and found a location for their first home in Delhi.

2019

The home was officially dedicated on October 24, 2020.  This was home for 8 amazing and brave mothers and saw the birth of 4 wonderful little children.

2020

In July 2021, Mater Filius was able to purchase a larger, permanent home for the ministry and began plans to relocate.

2021

On March 5th, 2022 our new home was blessed by Archbishop Schnurr. We look forward to providing care and support for the young women in the Greater Cincinnati Ohio area.

2022

Our History

Defending Life with Love
Image by Nathan Dumlao

Please Support Us

Your help enables us to offer life-giving support to those facing unplanned pregnancy

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