(Photo Above – Vitae Corps Members at Monica's House | Photo Credit – Dexter Malicay)
AID FOR WOMEN VITAE CORPS | Live-In Volunteer Staff
Living The Pro-Life Calling, Hand-in-Hand with Mothers & Their Babies
Vitae Corps members are recent female college graduates who volunteer by living and working together in community at Aid for Women’s residential programs (Heather’s House and Monica’s House) to help provide our residents with safe and nurturing homes. Vitae Corps members are dedicated to Aid for Women’s pro-life mission and play a vital role in affirming and supporting each mother in her decision to choose life — providing her with the emotional, practical and spiritual support she and her baby need while participating in our residential programs.
“Working with women for women has been an amazing experience so far. I have enjoyed getting to know the residents in both of our homes, each one bringing her own story and energy into our lives. I work with amazing volunteers and staff who are all dedicated to the mission of empowering women to choose life! We all care about our moms and their children in a way that is hard to describe — We build community in our homes, and we grow our family with each resident that comes to live with us. We all take care of each other, residents and staff alike. I am fed, I am prayed over, and I am humbled by each resident who has lived here in Heather’s House. I can honestly say that Heather’s House is my new home, and I am so grateful to live here and experience life with all those who enter our doors.” — Kelsie Smith, Vitae Corps member
"Being a Vitae Corps member means being able to accompany life at all stages. Whether it be the mothers, the children, or my fellow Vitae Corps members, I have the opportunity to affirm and love another by simply meeting them where they are at and walking forward with them. My days are filled with sharing the joys of motherhood and bearing the fears of the future, but more importantly, they are about lifting up these courageous women to realize that God has a beautiful journey and destination planned for them and their babies.” — Kelly Nguyen, Vitae Corps member
“I always told the women that lived with me at Heather’s House that I could never thank them enough. They loved me and loved my daughter so much. Coming home after work to that special love was what I missed the most after I graduated from Heather’s House and moved into my own apartment.” — Marie Louise, former Heather’s House resident
Heather’s House and Monica’s House are operated by Aid for Women, Inc., an Illinois not-for-profit corporation.