About Us

Mother and Unborn Baby Care in Southfield, MI is a 501(c)3 Christ-centered organization serving the metro Detroit community since 1984. We operate a pregnancy resource center to assist abortion-vulnerable women who, because of the difficult obstacles they face, are deciding whether to continue their pregnancies. Each year, we serve hundreds of women with confidential and non-judgmental services including peer counseling, ultrasounds and material support, post-abortive counseling, as well as referrals for medical care, housing or adoption services.

We serve women and families of all races and religious backgrounds, most residing in Oakland or Wayne county, and are committed to serving our clients with signifcant assistance to offer encouragement and hope.

MAUBC receives no government funding. Your tax-deductible donation will make a difference in protecting women and their babies. Learn how you can get involved in our mission.  
 

Our History

MAUBC was founded by Mike and Peggy O’Dea in 1984. At the time, the O’Deas were raising their seven children, yet felt called to do more. Pregnant young women seemed to rain around them. 

One day, their family was driving in a slippery rain when the car ahead of them spun out and crashed. Mike stopped his car, and the whole family ran to the accident site. A pregnant woman was lying in the road with no signs of life. Mike began CPR and when the police arrived, they told him to stop, the woman was dead. Mike’s family cried out, “Don’t stop, Dad, keep going!” And so he continued and the woman revived, and her baby also survived. 

The O’Deas also encountered homeless pregnant girls and took them into their home and family.

Eventually, needing additional space, they founded Mother and Unborn Baby Care. And later, they helped establish a home where homeless pregnant women could live at no charge for several months leading up to following their child’s birth.

Today, the MAUBC organization, through the community’s support, brings help and hope to the women who come through our doors.

Our team begins the day with prayer and thanksgiving for our clients and their families, our staff, Board and volunteers, and all our supporters.

Our Patroness

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Mother and Unborn Baby Care invokes the patronage of Our Lady of Guadalupe and was formally consecrated to her on May 12, 2021.

It is only in this apparition that our Lady appears as pregnant. She wears a maternity band around her waist, and her head is bowed in homage to her Son whom she carries in her womb. She carries Life itself. 

We pray that Our Lady of Guadalupe will intercede on behalf of the expectant parents who come to us in fear, for the unborn children whose lives hang in the balance, and for our staff members and volunteers who extend hope and compassion. May her loving presence draw all closer to her Son and to honoring God-given life.