St. Mary's Children's Home

Caring for Children since 1838

Founded in 1838, St. Mary’s Children’s Home is the oldest child welfare agency in the State of Alabama. A ministry of the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Mobile, St. Mary’s Home provides a home, services, and assistance to children from around the state who have experienced life events that no child should ever face alone. It is through the generosity of our donors that we may continue to do these good works and to provide a stable environment for the health and well-being of our youth. Please consider giving to St. Mary’s Home today.

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Our Mission

Since 1838, the mission of St. Mary’s Home has remained the same – to provide support and education to destitute orphans and to children abandoned, neglected or abused by their parents or whose parents are unable or unwilling to support or to educate them.


Our Vision

St. Mary’s Home’s vision is that all children will live free from violence, neglect, and fear. By being given the opportunity to serve others, we at St. Mary’s Home know that we can positively change the lives of the children we serve, those who assist us in this endeavor, and existing child welfare practices, and through this process, provide a new vision of child welfare for our community. Service provision enables us to understand the consequences of abuse for both our children and our community. This experience empowers us to be a competent advocate to end child maltreatment. In fulfilling our mission in the most Christ like manner possible, we provide a vision to those we serve and to our entire community of what human compassion can achieve.


Our Values

St. Mary’s Home believes in the inherent dignity of all people. We strive to assist those we come in contact with to become the best they can become. We will utilize and account for all resources provided to us in a manner that will maintain the public trust. In delivering our services, we believe that success can only be achieved by addressing the needs of the whole person, which includes the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual components that complete us as human beings.