Blessed Beginnings

The Blessed Beginnings Pregnancy and Parenting Life Center is committed to the sanctity of human life, especially in its most vulnerable early stages. As a pro-life agency that honors every single human being with the dignity and respect they deserve, we are dedicated to providing the support and education young parents who choose life need to have happy, healthy babies and children.

Our Blessed Beginnings program focuses on the critical time period from the woman’s pregnancy through the age of five—a child’s most formative years.

Free Prenatal and Parenting Classes available in both English and Spanish.

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Services Offered


Free pregnancy and parenting classes provided in English and Spanish at the Moran Center (2615 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77002 | MAP). These classes are also offered in collaboration with other nonprofit organizations and high schools in the Greater Houston Area. A wide variety of critical prenatal and parenting topics are covered, including post-partum physical care, bonding and attachment, breastfeeding, sudden infant death syndrome, shaken baby syndrome, car seat safety, age-appropriate play, positive discipline, budgeting and much more!

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Material Assistance

Program participants may be eligible to receive baby items such as diapers, bottles, clothes, cribs, car seats and age-appropriate learning toys.

Self-Administered Pregnancy Tests

Facilitated daily by appointment; walk-ins are also accepted.

Individual Education and Consultations

Ongoing parental support is essential, so case managers coordinate and guide moms and dads over several years through our case management model. We help families develop goals and find resources for their needs. We have volunteer mentors available that can walk alongside clients to share their own parenting experience and help new or struggling parents know they are not alone as they work to increase their knowledge and skills.

Professional Counseling
  • Counseling services can support mothers and families experiencing stress, anxiety, depression and other challenges associated with life’s changes.
  • Individual and family counseling is available at no cost to mothers with children under the age of two.
  • Women with children 2 years and older can also be served with counseling and may qualify for services at a reduced rate. To learn more call our intake line: 713.874.6590, option 2.
  • Counseling Services are also available in English or Spanish.
Eligibility Criteria

Pregnant women, dads-to-be and parents of children under the age of five.

Service Area/ Location

Classes and individual appointments are located at the Moran Center: 2615 Fannin Street at McGowen, Houston, Texas 77002. We also host classes in the community and at schools.

Post Adoption Services and Reunion Services

Catholic Charities post-adoption services provide counseling and search services to address the post-adoption issues of children and adults.

Services provided:

  • Adult Adoptee and Birth parent Search Services
  • Counseling
  • Search and Reunion Support Group
  • Birth parent Histories and Adoptive Family Profiles
  • Services to Private Adoptions occurring in Harris County (referrals provided by the court)

Contact: Lillian Salinas at or 713.874.6575.

If you are interested in adopting, please contact one of these agencies below:

DePelchin: 713.802.6200

Presbyterian Children Services: 713.522.2800

Gladney: 713.665.1212


If you would like to sign up for one of our classes or talk to our team about how we can help you, please call 713.874.6760 or complete the form below. If you would like to partner and set up classes at your facility or if you would like to support the program in any way, please call 713.874.6632 for more information.

Complete the form below to request information or assistance from this program:

Blessed Beginnings Form


Thank you to our partners who support the Blessed Beginnings Life Center: