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 capacity to serve those in need, 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 and following their child’s birth.
Through the community’s support, MAUBC continues to bring 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 members and volunteers, and all our supporters.