Frequently Asked Questions

I am pregnant and would like some support. Where do I start?

The first step is to call/text our Helpline directly at 301-637-3223. We will respond as soon as we can, and we will do our best to find a program that is right for you.

Are you open during the coronavirus outbreak?

Yes.  We are here to support you during this outbreak.  Our helpline is available at 301-637-3223. Our volunteer teams around Maryland and DC are continuing to work remotely with mothers and children to support them, and our maternity homes are operating as well.  We are offering two weeks of baby supplies for those affected from our office.  We are accepting applications for our housing program.  We have also set up social distancing and cleaning protocols for our office and maternity homes to keep staff and residents safe. [updated April 17th]

Please see our new resource guide below for additional information, and check back for more updates as the situation develops.

Covid-19 Guidelines

Resources During COVID-19

Does Gabriel Network provide baby items?

We have three ways of connecting you with material items (primarily baby clothes, diapers, and wipes; sometimes larger items like Pack ‘N’ Plays, strollers, and infant car seats):

  • Matching clients with Angel Friend Teams that provide material and relationship support
  • Providing items through the modest supply at our Crofton office when an Angel Friend Team is unavailable
  • Referring to local agencies that reliably provide material assistance

Does Gabriel Network offer housing?

Gabriel Network offers a maternity housing program for women (ages 18+) who are pregnant and newborn babies. To get more information, please call / text our Helpline at 301-637-3223. If you meet our basic housing eligibility requirements, we will put you on our housing list. Then, you will be contacted about next steps as soon as we have availability.

How could the maternity home program help me succeed? What opportunities does the maternity home program offer?

The Maternity Home Program is set up to support you, to help you thrive. We offer individual and group case management, assistance with setting up social services, group devotional time, and classes offered by Gabriel Network Staff &/or trusted partners. Class topics may include Parenting, Personal Finance, Conflict and Stress Management, and the like. Case management provides time and resources to help you prepare for your future. If a client is invited into our Maternity Home Program, she will be expected to participate in all programming components offered.

What if I would like something to help me cope with the stress of pregnancy and life changes?

Our Angel Friend Teams are here for you! Angel Friend Teams are trained volunteers who accompany you through pregnancy and beyond by providing material support (primarily baby clothes, diapers, and wipes) and relationship support. Angel Friends listen to and support you in meeting goals, having healthy supportive relationships, and pursuing interests (including career paths, faith – when applicable, etc.). Clients of any age are eligible for the Angel Friend Program.

Is Gabriel Network a Medical Clinic?

No, Gabriel Network focuses on providing long-term support to women in crisis pregnancies and does not currently have the capacity to provide medical services (ie. ultrasounds & prenatal care).  However, Gabriel Network staff can provide referrals to local medical clinics.