Bayard House

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Bayard House is the only licensed residential program in Delaware providing direct client care service twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, to at-risk, homeless, pregnant and/or newly parenting adolescents, young women, and their babies. The Bayard House program helps young women become nurturing parents and self-sufficient, contributing members of society.


Residential Maternity Care

Bayard House serves up to 14 individuals at any given time in a home-like environment.
Bayard House provides:

  • Secure housing, nutritious meals, and emotional support during pregnancy
  • Individualized case management services
  • Access to pre-natal healthcare, birthing classes, and counseling
  • Parenting and independent-living workshops
  • Information and referral services

Bayard House is a member of the National Diaper Bank Network.

Food Cooperative

The Food Cooperative helps families and individuals stretch their limited incomes by providing a supplemental bag of groceries, nutrition and budgeting information once every month. With the help of the Food Bank of Delaware, club members receive nutritious, meal-ready products for a fraction of retail value.

Pregnancy Counseling

Catholic Charities offers pregnancy counseling to support the expecting parent to carry her child with dignity while making well-though-out decisions for her and her baby.

Catholic Charities Pregnancy Counseling services are free and confidential to the expecting parent, the birth father, and other members of the families as needed:

  • Pregnancy counseling
  • Parenting counseling
  • Medical referrals
  • Other assistance as needed

To get help, or to get more information about any of the Bayard House programs, contact Bayard House at 302-654-1184.

Click here to send an email for more information.

For 24-hour pregnancy counseling, please call our toll-free hotline 877-225-7870.


Hold a baby food or baby clothing drive. Ask your family, friends, neighbors, or civic group to hold a “Baby Shower” and bring items new new items for moms and their babies, such as diapers, baby hygiene items, baby food, and clothing.

Volunteer. Become a mentor to a mom-to-be or new mom at Bayard House. Call the program manager at 302-654-1184 for more details about mentoring.

Click here to donate to Bayard House using a credit card. You may also send a check to Catholic Charities, 2601 W 4th Street, Wilmington, DE 19805, and designate Bayard House on the check.

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