St. Marguerite d’Youville

Our home welcomes homeless pregnant women.  In some situations we will allow women with small children.  Each individual situation is unique.

We provide each resident with a peaceful, secure setting while helping to process her needs, her emotions, her choices.

We offer spiritual guidance, and women of all faiths are welcome.

We provide her with a place for reflection and re-direction, and each resident looks to the future with renewed hope.

We rely on the donations of individuals, families, churches, and organizations

$70 houses a single pregnant mother and provides much more than food, clothing, and shelter.  It also provides counseling, educational classes, parenting skills, vocational training, health care information, budgeting assistance, and more, all in an affirming Christian environment.

$35 provides formula, diapers, baby wipes, and other essentials to keep a d’Youville-Home baby healthy and happy for one week.

Average length of stay is six months.

You can be a Room Sponsor.  With a $5000 donation, your family’s name will be enshrined on a plaque in the home.

Thank you for any support you can give as we offer our services to help those women that Our Lord sends to our doors.

Please check our Volunteering page for other areas you can help.

After 10 years of helping women and saving babies, the DesOrmeaux Foundation, Inc.  opened the doors to a new project that started as a dream and in 2009 became a reality. Re-modeling began on the St. Marguerite d’Youville Home in January of 2009 to turn what was once a private residence into a home for homeless, pregnant women.  On September 7 of the same year, the doors opened to our fully-licensed home and is capable of housing up to six pregnant women.

  • Spiritual Guidance
  • GED Prep Classes
  • Tutoring: Computer Skills
  • Career Development
  • Character Building
  • Parenting Program
  • Abstinence Education
  • STD Education
  • Social Skills
  • Nutrition
  • Budgeting
  • Job opportunities
  • Faith Building
“We help them to understand they can reach their dreams and give their baby life too!”

In the Love of Life,
Brenda DesOrmeaux, President
The DesOrmeaux  Foundation, Inc.
Lafayette, Louisiana

Tour Our Home

Meet Our Team

Brenda DesOrmeaux

President / Founder

Cara Roberts

Housing Director

Squeaky Lege

November 12, 1955 – November 4, 2017

The DesOrmeaux Foundation will be forever thankful for her desire and willingness to go far beyond God’s call to touch the lives of our young mothers. She has left and everlasting footprint in our community by providing hope, love, and support to so many women in crisis.

She will always have a special place in The St. Marguerite d’Youville Maternity Home with her “family by love.”




We have a huge need for our Maternity Home pantry!

Here's the LINK to Shop from our Amazon Wish List:

Wish List: Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Diapers (all sizes, especially size 3, 4, 5 & 6), Wipes, Laundry Detergent, Lysol Spray & Disinfectant Wipes, Furniture Polish, 13 Gallon Trash Bags, 2 Gallon Freezer Zip Lock Bags, Wet Swiffer Gain Scent,  Microfiber Cleaning Cloths, Dishwasher Pods or Liquid, Body Wash, Deodorant, Windex, Pine Sol, Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Pedialyte Sport, Bottled Water, Community Coffee, Copy Paper, plus Grocery or Office Supply Gift Cards are always welcomed!

 Have items shipped or bring your gifts to our office: 1331 Jefferson Street in Lafayette, M-TH between 8:30am - 4:30pm. For questions call:  337.289.9366



For More Information or for an Appointment, Please Call

(337) 289-9366



Our Mission

The Desormeaux Foundation, Inc is dedicated to defending human life at all stages of development, born and unborn. That is, the infant in the womb, the elderly, the handicapped, the homeless and all who are threatened by our present culture of death.