We promote the dignity of God-given life by providing a nurturing home environment, support services and independent living skills to pregnant and parenting mothers of all faiths and their children.
Residents of Malta House participate in educational programs covering issues of Health, Nutrition, Parenting and Child Development. During their stay at Malta House, mothers also receive guidance designed to foster a positive self image for themselves and their children. Personal finance and budgeting advice is offered to promote self sufficiency as our young families assimilate back into the community.
In addition, each resident agrees to participate in an individualized educational component that may include GED preparation or certificate programs at a local community college. Tutoring is provided to support the rigors of each class.
If you would like to speak with someone at Malta House about joining the Residence Program, please give us a call at 203-857-0088. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
PARTNERING SUCCESS PROGRAM
The Partnering Success Program at Malta House maintains contact with residents who have successfully completed the residence program. Ongoing support is based on individual needs and may include counseling, case management, assistance with childcare, transportation, medical advocacy, housing and education.
This ongoing support is designed to assist former residents as they transition to independent living, helping them to provide a better life for themselves, and for their children.
Malta House receives many generous donations of baby equipment, clothing, diapers and food. We have become known as a resource for these necessities and feel fortunate that we are able to share our bounty with former residents and other mothers in need who are living in the Norwalk area.
Malta House supports the education for our current and former residents as well as our community clients. This education may include parenting, budgeting , speech crafters, and tutoring to name a few.
Our residents, graduates, and their children witness expressions of God’s love for them through the compassion of our staff, volunteers, and benefactors – and from our ongoing prayers. Our lovely chapel is open to all, offering a beautiful and peaceful place for prayer and reflection. We know it is also important that the mothers be offered opportunities to develop their relationship with God and to learn to seek His support with the challenges they face in their new vocations as parents.
Weekly Spirituality classes provide a forum for the women to share their faith with each other while studying the Scriptures under the guidance of our interim spiritual director, Fr. Reginald Norman, active Malta House board member and Episcopal Vicar for African-American Catholics, Diocese of Bridgeport. We are thankful to have Fr. Reggie offering our ladies hope for tomorrow as he encourages them to seek an understanding of the love God has for them. Father Reggie also pastors Our Lady of Fatima, Wilton, CT.
At 6:00pm on the first Wednesday of every month, Malta House offers residents, former residents, staff and volunteers the opportunity to share faith and friendship by participating in liturgy and supper. There each mother, along with her children, can come forward to receive a special blessing. Following the service we get together for a family dinner. Won’t you join us for Mass and dinner, learn more about our mission and witness for yourself the spirit of Malta House?