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Gerard House

A safe home for pregnant teenagers and young women

Gerard House is a home for pregnant teenagers and young women, located in northwest Wichita. It provides a safe, caring, supportive home for women choosing to give birth as they decide whether to keep and raise their child or place it with an adoptive couple.

This special ministry is named for Gerard Majella, the patron saint of mothers. It offers on-site Lamaze and parenting classes, tutoring for those still in school and instruction in basic life skills such as meal preparation and housekeeping, to help the women transition to life outside the home.

Gerard House also provides psychological, spiritual and adoption counseling to its residents.

Although Gerard House adheres to Catholic principles and philosophy, the home welcomes all pregnant women in need, regardless of religious beliefs, race or nationality.

Gerard House wish list

Baby items

  • NUK baby bottles
  • Baby brushes
  • Diaper bags
  • Baby wipes
  • Diaper rash ointment
  • Baby record books
  • Newborn mittens
  • Hooded bath towels
  • Baby Bop pillow
  • Newborn diapers
  • Similac Advance infant formula
  • Infant 0-3 clothes

For residents

  • Socks, sweats, hoodies
  • Large and XL T-shirts
  • Bath towels
  • Assorted toiletries
  • Twin sheet sets and blankets
  • Barrettes, head bands, ponytail bands
  • Grocery gift cards
  • Restaurant gift cards
  • Gas cards
  • Standard size and body pillows

Household supplies

  • Dishwasher detergent and liquid dish soap
  • Dish brushes, dish cloths, dish towels
  • Laundry detergent
  • Toilet paper and paper towels
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Office supplies
  • Black ink pens