New Eve Maternity Home Fri, 26 Jul 2019 20:14:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 New Eve Maternity Home 32 32 July 2019 Newsletter Fri, 26 Jul 2019 12:56:09 +0000

Every woman in the world was made to be a mother either physically or spiritually.

Venerable (soon to be Blessed) Fulton J. Sheen

President’s Corner
Dear Friend of New Eve Maternity Home,
We have another birth into the New Eve home!  Alyssa gave birth to Ryleigh on June 15.  She was 5 lbs. 9 oz. and 19.5 inches long.  Mother and baby are doing well.  This is baby number 22 for New Eve.
Resident Christina is now employed at Lens Crafters.  A plumbing malfunction caused a flood in her bathroom and in nighttime housemother Ena’s bedroom below.  But the mess was quickly cleaned and professionally sanitized, and a new floor installed in the bathroom.  Thanks to Ena and Christina and our staff for their hard work helping with the cleanup.  Christina also painted the walls of the bathroom.
Francis Moyer is now organizing our Tuesday Evening Program babysitters.  Francis also answers our telephone and returns the messages.  As our Director Christina Müller says, she’s the “lady behind the phone.”
The current Tuesday Evening Program is Nurturing Parenting presented by Rebecca Lewis from the Laurel Center.
Our other volunteers never seem to slow down. Sue Wence of Envision It Organized has volunteered her time and expertise to help organize all donated items and personal products in the home.  And the donated items continue to come in.  Stalwart volunteer Jim Gironda has been busy with a lot of projects including replacing the front door lock and outside electrical outlets.  The Riccardo Stocco family again spruced up the landscaping and planted flowers, and Matthew and Paul Steele have kept the lawn mowed.
We have concluded another very successful Knights of Columbus Baby Bottle Campaign at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Winchester.  Thank you brother Knights and all who filled those bottles.
If your church would like to join our baby bottle program, please let us know.  So many children especially enjoy filling their bottles – and asking their parents to do likewise!
Thank you to all our volunteers and donors.  New Eve could not exist without you.  Over the years pregnant women in need of shelter have been referred to us by the AbbaCare pregnancy center, Front Royal Pregnancy Center, the Winchester Drug Court, and Laurel Center which provides services to survivors of sexual and domestic violence.
Thank you friend of New Eve for providing that shelter.
God bless you,

Cabell Angle
New Eve Maternity Home
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Got a vehicle that you no longer want?
Did you know that you can turn that vehicle into a tax deduction for yourself and generate a donation to benefit New Eve?
Call Vehicles for Charity at 1-866-628-2277 or use the online donation form at and designate New Eve Maternity Home as the recipient!

Our most recent vehicle donation generated a $700 donation for New Eve!

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New Eve Maternity Home Hosts Fundraiser Wed, 01 Nov 2017 17:16:28 +0000 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 Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:17:09 +0000 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 Sun, 16 Oct 2016 17:16:46 +0000 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 Tue, 17 May 2016 21:53:33 +0000 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 Wed, 27 May 2015 19:44:38 +0000 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 Mon, 22 Aug 2011 21:54:30 +0000 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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