Are you:

  • Pregnant?
  • Parenting a baby under age one?
  • Leaving a relationship and have nowhere to go?
  • Not getting the family support you need?
  • Feeling alone and need support?
  • Needing a safe home?
  • Frightened by an unplanned pregnancy?
  • Needing access to resources to get back on your feet?

We’re not all ready for those two pink lines. Not all of us have the support we need to help us take care of our babies. That’s why Bethesda House is here: To offer a loving home, practical support, and an education/job track to give you and your baby the best chance at a great life. No one should have to navigate motherhood alone.

If you are pregnant or parenting a baby under age one and finding yourself in any of these situations, BETHESDA HOUSE IS HERE TO HELP.

About Bethesda House

Bethesda House is located on the South Shore of Massachusetts and we are here to provide you and your baby a safe and nurturing temporary home. Our newly renovated home has eight single bedrooms, a classroom, playroom, large living area and kitchen. Shopping and community access are within walking distance giving you the independence you need in your daily life.

Your length of stay is determined by your education plan. Graduation from Bethesda House could include all this– and even more:

  • Completion of an educational program: ie, HiSET or high school diploma and/or distance learning certificate.
  • Secured employment utilizing your new training.
  • Financial stability with money saved.
  • Life skills in areas of budgeting, nutrition, cooking and many other areas.
  • New ways to be the best mother you can be: childbirth, parenting classes, mentoring and more.

You don’t need to worry about all the details: transportation to and from school, work, doctor’s appointments etc, is provided by our team of loving volunteers. Baby clothing, gear, diapers wipes are all provided to you. Our family of volunteers model healthy family living and you will leave with practical knowledge and experience to become the best mom you can be.

Inside Bethesda House

Is Bethesda House Right For You?


You and your and baby will be welcome to stay at Bethesda House for two years. The exact length of stay depends upon the educational plan developed. The criteria to apply to Bethesda House:

  • 18-25 years old
  • Pregnant or parenting your child (child must be under 1)
  • No current issues with substance abuse


If you feel that you fit this criteria, the next step is to complete the Residential Application. Once your application has been reviewed, we will contact you to set up an interview.

If you would like more information about Bethesda House before completing an application or have any questions or concerns, let’s talk!

Missy Porter
Bethesda House Co-Founder
Email: or call/text 781-361-2418.

Please know that I myself have been in your shoes. Please take a moment to read My Story. No one said it was going to be easy, but I can tell you that it’s worth it!


The love you have for your child is immense – so immense, in fact, that you may have started thinking about making one of the most difficult decisions of your life. Giving a child up for adoption can be one of the most loving decisions you can make for your child.

There are many reasons why a mother might come to this decision.  Whatever the reason, it doesn’t mean you love your child any less.  It means you love your child so much that you want to ensure that his or her life is full of the necessities and luxuries that you feel you cannot provide.

For women in your position, there is hope. Regardless of where you are in your pregnancy, and whatever the reason, it is never too late to choose adoption. This choice does not signal that you are weak or “giving up” in any way. In fact, many women who choose adoption are wonderful mothers; by choosing adoption, you can provide your child with loving parents, endless opportunities and a happy life — and that is what great mothers do.

Bethesda House is an option for mothers who are considering adoption. You are invited to stay at Bethesda House, where we will help you through your pregnancy and the adoption process, assisting you to play an important role in giving your child the best chance at the life you hope for him or her. Your length of stay is determined on an individual basis and will be determined during the intake process. You will get the same abundance of care as any other mother who comes to live with us.

If you are considering adoption, please contact Missy Porter, or 781-361-2418 directly before completing an application.