New Eve Maternity Home https://newevematernityhome.org Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:50:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.1 https://newevematernityhome.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/cropped-Favicon-32x32.png New Eve Maternity Home https://newevematernityhome.org 32 32 From the Desk of Cabell Angle – Lenten Appeal 2020 https://newevematernityhome.org/new-eve-maternity-home-lenten-appeal-2020/ https://newevematernityhome.org/new-eve-maternity-home-lenten-appeal-2020/#respond Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:48:48 +0000 http://newevematernityhome.org/?p=928

From the Desk of Cabell Angle:

President of New Eve Maternity Home

 

Dear Friend of New Eve,

Thank you for your continued prayers for New Eve Maternity Home. Without you, homeless pregnant women would have no place to go in the Northern Shenandoah Valley.

As I write this letter on the Solemnity of St. Joseph, the penitential season of Lent is half over and the coronavirus is literally shutting down our lives as we know it. (Be assured, we are taking extraordinary measures to protect our moms and babies from the virus!).

This situation is very fluid and changes daily.

But there are three things I am sure of:

First, I am sure that God is in charge and we must be faithful and trust in Him during times of uncertainty.

Second, I am sure the needs of the moms and babies living at New Eve Maternity Home will remain steady if not increase in the coming months.

Finally, I am sure that the virus has severely impacted our usual fundraising activities. In fact, we have already cancelled our spring trivia night. In addition, if churches can no longer gather for worship, our baby bottle collections will not take place. The truth is, we have no idea how long some of these restrictions on public gatherings will last. That is why I am turning to you today.

Despite the virus, and the uncertainty it causes,

will you make a sacrificial Lenten gift to New Eve today?

Can you donate AS IF  you were at the trivia night enjoying a fun evening with friends? Can you donate AS IF  you were participating in the baby bottle campaign?

Make no mistake about it … without the trivia night and the baby bottle campaigns, New Eve will see a significant and immediate drop in donations. How much of a drop? Between $30,000 to $40,000 dollars!

At this point, with face to face opportunities practically non-existent, all we can do is prayerfully ask for your support over the phone or through the mail.

Trusting our good Lord through the powerful

intercession of St. Joseph, I am praying that:

one angel donor can step forward and make a $5,000 donation … five angel donors can each make a $2,000 donation … and ten donors will donate $1,000 each.

If that happens, we will have raised $25,000 leaving another $10,000 to go. So, I am also praying that MANY donors can step forward and make gifts of $500, $250, $100, $50 or $25.

You are the reason homeless pregnant women in the northern Shenandoah Valley have a safe place to live and care for their babies. Thank you in advance for whatever you can donate today!

We thank you for your prayers and we are praying for you!

Cabell Angle, President – New Eve Maternity Home

PS – Our efforts to purchase a new home are temporarily on hold. In these uncertain financial times, we want to maintain the day-to-day operations of our current home WITHOUT dipping into the funds that are reserved for the purchase of a house. Thank you for your dedication to the moms and babies at New Eve!

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New Eve Maternity Home Hosts Fundraiser https://newevematernityhome.org/new-eve-maternity-home-hosts-fundraiser/ https://newevematernityhome.org/new-eve-maternity-home-hosts-fundraiser/#respond Wed, 01 Nov 2017 17:16:28 +0000 http://newevematernityhome.org/?p=309 By Cabell Angle | Special to the Catholic Herald

The audience at New Eve Maternity Home’s Annual Fall Fundraising Dinner Oct. 26 in Winchester heard emotional testimony and discussion from a panel of speakers that included a post abortion counselor, a case worker who assists workers who want to leave the abortion industry, and a doctor who was a former abortionist and now is the founder of a pro-life OB/GYN clinic.

New Eve Maternity Home in Winchester provides shelter for pregnant women and their children who are facing homelessness. It is the only maternity home in the Shenandoah Valley. Since its founding in 2010, New Eve has sheltered 26 women and 18 babies.

Dr. John Bruchalski, founder of Divine Mercy Care and Tepeyac OB/GYN in Fairfax, spoke of his conversion and the power of prayer to change hearts. He told of some difficult and emotional pregnancies, of parents who initially wanted an abortion, but were transformed by the experience of the birth of their child, and thankful that they made the decision to bring their child into the world and were able to experience great love.

Chris Dalton, director of Post Abortion Care and Encouragement (PACE) at AbbaCare pregnancy counseling center in Winchester, said many women who have aborted their babies suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and feel shame and anger.

She said many experience “anniversary depression” on the anniversary of their abortion, but with her Christian-based counseling she is able to help women find forgiveness and experience God’s love.

Laura Ricketts, a case worker for the organization And Then There Were None, said many abortion industry workers also suffer from PTSD because of what they have seen and been ordered to do in abortion clinics. She said many abortion workers gradually are forced to move from front office clerical duties to back-room clinical jobs for which they are not properly trained. Ricketts said mothers, babies and workers are all victims in an abortion clinic.

And Then There Were None was founded by Abby Johnson who walked out on her job as director at a Planned Parenthood clinic and decided to help others who wanted to quit the abortion industry.

Ricketts provides these workers with free emotional, legal, financial and employment help. Many of them have financial difficulties from the loss of their job and have trouble finding new employment. Some lose relationships with friends and family. She said the group has helped more than 400 workers quit the abortion industry.

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Bishop Michael Burbidge Visit https://newevematernityhome.org/bishop-michael-burbidge-visit/ https://newevematernityhome.org/bishop-michael-burbidge-visit/#respond Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:17:09 +0000 http://newevematernityhome.org/?p=313 This Sunday, Bishop Burbidge blessed the New Eve Maternity Home, in Winchester.

The only maternity home in the Shenandoah Valley, New Eve provides women the opportunity to prepare for motherhood, secure employment, continue their education and learn life skills necessary for independent living.

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Priest Speaks on Power of Families: Son of late Supreme Court Justice Scalia addresses event at LFCC https://newevematernityhome.org/priest-speaks-on-power-of-families-son-of-late-supreme-court-justice-scalia-addresses-event-at-lfcc/ https://newevematernityhome.org/priest-speaks-on-power-of-families-son-of-late-supreme-court-justice-scalia-addresses-event-at-lfcc/#respond Sun, 16 Oct 2016 17:16:46 +0000 http://newevematernityhome.org/?p=311 Sally Voth, For The Winchester Star

MIDDLETOWN — Family is what keeps the government from becoming too powerful, the Rev. Paul Scalia told those gathered for a New Eve Maternity Home fundraiser on Saturday night at Lord Fairfax Community College.

Scalia, a Catholic priest, is the son of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February. He is the bishop’s delegate for clergy in the Diocese of Arlington.

New Eve Maternity Home houses pregnant women and mothers who have nowhere else to go.

“That family is under attack is not really news,” Scalia told the roughly 250 people in attendance. “Those in power seem to assault the two most fundamental [unions] there are, namely, the union of a mother and child, and the union of man and woman. The question is why.”

With family ties come limitations, said Scalia, who has eight siblings.

“The powers that be seek to remove the limitations … to remove the limits of pregnancy, the limits of marriage,” Scalia said.

“When [the state] goes beyond its proper boundaries, it then is in its interest to remove those limits because once the limits are gone, then there’s no barrier to the state’s power.”

Then the state can be the arbiter of everything, he said.

Rather than people then becoming more independent, they become more frightened and uncertain, leading to dependency upon the state, Scalia said.

“The most fundamental check on the state grasping for more power is the family, which existed prior to the state and stands apart from it. This is why [the family] is the greatest anarchy.”

After his father’s unexpected death, Scalia was asked by many for reassurance that “God actually knows what he’s doing in taking my father when he did.”

Antonin Scalia, who served on the Supreme Court from 1986 until his death, was known for espousing conservative jurisprudence and ideology.

“I would prefer that [God] chose another time, but I trust that God knows what he’s doing,” Scalia said.

“I don’t have the entire answer, but I can give a provisional one, I think, and that’s this: In the days between my father’s death and funeral, at least for many people in the nation, their attention was jerked away from politics and away from cultural wars to two very fundamental things, which is faith and family. That’s the basis of everything.”

He said the simplest acts make the greatest impact, building up society in a lasting way.

Scalia mentioned New Eve Maternity Home’s $59,075 annual operating expenses.

“This is a tiny budget, and they’re doing a lot with a little, and this is a great, great political act,” he said. “This is precisely what the Gospel really is all about.”

Joanne Seale, who founded the maternity home more than five years ago and serves as its manager, said Scalia’s presence drew the largest crowd the nonprofit group has had at its annual fundraiser.

“We exist in this time of easy access to abortion to give homeless, pregnant women the real choice that God puts in every mother’s heart, to bring her baby to birth in a safe and loving environment,” she said. “We have a lovely little home in Winchester.”

Three women currently live there, Seale said. Twenty-three women have lived in the home since it opened.

U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-10th, who has visited New Eve Maternity Home, came to Saturday’s fundraiser.

“Father Paul was my pastor in McLean for years,” Comstock said. “The Scalias are neighbors. I always love hearing him speak.

“One of the greatest joys of my life … [was] to watch Justice Scalia watch Paul [celebrate] Mass, or to see Paul watch his dad give a speech,” Comstock said. “They’re an extraordinary family.”

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May Crowning at Mary Garden | The Catholic Herald https://newevematernityhome.org/may-crowning-at-mary-garden-the-catholic-herald/ https://newevematernityhome.org/may-crowning-at-mary-garden-the-catholic-herald/#respond Tue, 17 May 2016 21:53:33 +0000 http://newevematernityhome.org/?p=501 Father Stanley J. Krempa, pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Winchester, recently blessed the new Mary Garden at New Eve Maternity Home and led the May crowning ceremony.

Ian Plasburg built the garden as his Eagle Scout project.

New Eve Maternity Home provides housing and assistance to pregnant women who are facing homelessness. New Eve resident Madeline Jenkins crowned the statue of Mary.

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A House Becomes a Home: New Eve Maternity Home Receives Many Blessings https://newevematernityhome.org/new-eve-maternity-home-receives-many-blessings/ https://newevematernityhome.org/new-eve-maternity-home-receives-many-blessings/#respond Wed, 27 May 2015 19:44:38 +0000 http://newevematernityhome.org/?p=185 by MARY C. TILLOTSON

“Bless this house, which is now to become a home,” said Father Stan Krempa, pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Winchester. He closed his prayer book and began sprinkling holy water in the living room, then the kitchen, then the bedrooms, bathrooms, garage and basement at New Eve Maternity Home in Winchester.

“Anything else you want me to bless?” he asked.

Recently, the Knights of Columbus sponsored a baby bottle fundraiser at Sacred Heart to benefit the home. Parishioners received bottles with instructions to fill them with cash or checks and return them May 24.

So far, volunteers have counted tens of thousands of dollars in donations from the campaign. Donations help pay the mortgage, utilities and other household expenses.

New Eve Ministries exists to help women who are pregnant and living in difficult circumstances. Since the ministry began four years ago, about 20 women have lived in the New Eve home, an unassuming three-bedroom house. Two women live in the home now, and the third room will likely be filled soon.

One resident left a violent relationship for a domestic violence shelter, where she was allowed to stay for 30 days. During that time, she found New Eve on the Internet and moved to the home last month. She has a 2-year-old daughter and another girl due in July.

New Eve “has been a lot of help, a lot of support,” she said. “It’s a place to live. It’s very helpful with getting prepared for having another baby.”

The woman is working on a business degree, which she’ll add to the culinary degree she’s already earned. She hopes to become independent and move toward owning a restaurant. Another woman was “living in a pretty bad spot” and moved to the home the day before her son was due. She had just enough time to get settled, she said, before going into labor. Her son is now 8 weeks old.

“So far, New Eve has been extremely helpful,” she said. “I’m going to school, working. It got me out of a bad situation, gave me a clean place to live.” She hopes to regain custody of her 7-year-old son, “get my own place and have both of my boys with me,” she said.

Many women who spend time at New Eve come from difficult backgrounds, said Joanne Seale, operations manager and board member. Some moved to the home from cars, sheds, tents or shelters. At the home, women learn to cook, manage finances, write resumes, care for children and gain other skills.

Some classes are mandatory; others are optional, but residents receive “incentive points” for attending optional classes, keeping their bedrooms tidy, going to church services. They can exchange points for baby items like diapers and wipes, or personal items.

“One resident asked, ‘Why is everyone doing this for me?’ Unconditional love was not part of her psyche. We said, ‘They love you.’ She said, ‘They don’t even know me,’” Seale said. “Often, New Eve is the first place women feel they’re loved unconditionally,” said Mary Martinez, daytime house mom.

While New Eve volunteers insisted that success comes in many forms, they were eager to share stories of former residents who left the home with better lives. Two women, while living at the home, celebrated a year of living drug-free.

One woman worked at a fast food restaurant while pregnant. During her maternity leave, she found a job in banking and has worked her way up in that field.

Two women graduated with honors from a certified medical assistant program.

“God gives us a great ability to love the women where they’re at, and we couldn’t do it without the Holy Spirit,” Martinez said.

How to help donations can be mailed to: PO Box 1518 Winchester, VA 22604.

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New Eve Opens Women’s Home https://newevematernityhome.org/new-eve-opens-womens-home/ https://newevematernityhome.org/new-eve-opens-womens-home/#respond Mon, 22 Aug 2011 21:54:30 +0000 http://newevematernityhome.org/?p=504 Stephanie M. Mangino, For The Winchester Star

WINCHESTER- An eastern Frederick County house on a quiet street is ready to become a new home for pregnant women of any faith without another place to go.

New Eve Ministries, a Catholic and pro-life organization, is renting the house, which has been completely furnished with donated items, said Joanne Seale of Frederick County, who serves on New Eve’s board as its secretary with her husband, Robert, who is its president.

The donations came easily, Joanne said. “It’s been great. It really has.”

The group is thrilled to have the home ready to accept residents, who will continue to live and learn at the home, following the birth of a baby.

“We’re excited,” said Brian Davet of Frederick County, New Eve board vice president.

The women served must be 18 years old or older.

The home is a place for people who really have no place else to go, said John Lindsey, a board member from Warren County.

The spirit of the home is reflected instantly in the coat rack sign, reading “family” on the front foyer wall.

The home’s location is not being revealed by New Eve, because women living there are in crisis, and may be leaving dangerous situations, its officials said.

“We could take somebody now,” Joanne said recently as finishing touches were put on the home, which is slated to be blessed in September by Arlington Diocese Bishop Paul Loverde.

The house can accommodate three women and their children, along with a woman – a local university student -who will stay at the home weekday nights, Joanne said.

Volunteers will stay at the home during weekend nights, and they will also provide the programs for the women living there, both during and post-pregnancy, Joanne said.

New Eve, which grew out of the former Chalet Magnificat which operated in Front Royal, will offer assistance like classes in life skills, such as caring for a baby, child development, parenting, and furthering education and completing job applications.

Lindsey said the ministry’s name “New Eve” is a theological term, and that there are some who refer to Mary, the mother of Jesus, as the “New Eve.”

The volunteers will supply help, such as transportation assistance or additional child care, depending on women’s needs, Lindsey said.

A good skeleton structure is in place, which will be flexible, Lindsey said. “You learn as you go.”

However, the program is highly structured, and house rules will apply, including curfews for guests, designed to make the residents feel safe and to develop so that they can lead lives outside the home, he said.

While at the New Eve house, they need to live with each other safely, with the rules in place “to avoid any sort of chaos at all,” Lindsey said.

Other similar homes in the region have helped in the formulation of the New Eve house structure, added Darlene Kent, a board member from Winchester.

The organization, which is completely volunteer-run, has a pool of 20-25 volunteers, but always needs more, Joanne said.

New Eve’s operating budget is about $50,000 per year, she said. That’s with all volunteer labor. Even the woman staying weekday nights is doing so without pay – she gets her room in return for her efforts and a small stipend for each resident.

An Oct. 1 “Harvest for a Home” fundraiser is set to assist the organization. The 6 p.m. event at Winchester Country Club will feature Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli as guest speaker, live music, a three-course dinner and live auction.

Tickets are $100 per person or $175 per couple.

No residents are currently living in the home that boasts a full finished basement and open, airy kitchen, but an application process has been set up, Lindsey said.

New Eve officials also know that there is interest in the home – they received inquiries well before it was ready to go.

The organization has contacted local social services departments to let them know about the service and they also have a good relationship with AbbaCare, which provides pregnancy support, Joanne said.

New Eve is also in the process of talking to The Laurel Center about its service, Davet said.

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