Sanctuaries for Life (SFL) is a pregnancy support program that works to build a network of medical, tangible, emotional and spiritual assistance to women that make a life-affirming decision after facing an unintended pregnancy. This is accomplished through coordinating affordable prenatal/ labor delivery care, and linking to other support services such as food, rental/utility assistance, housing, mentoring, etc.

More resources are available on the Archdiocese of Washington’s Sanctity of Life website.


Intake: Calls and walk-ins welcome Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Assessments will be made at that time to determine who qualifies for program services.

For women who are pregnant: We offer qualifying pregnant women affordable prenatal care as well as labor and delivery services with three area Catholic hospitals: Providence, Holy Cross and Georgetown. Referrals are made to other prenatal programs for those who do not qualify. We also connect pregnant women and/or birth parents to additional resources in the community including housing, food, maternity and infant clothing, spiritual support and guidance, and educational programs.

For life affirming agencies: We offer life affirming agencies in the DC/Maryland area a network of additional resources that support a pregnant woman’s decision to carry to term, including emergency food, rental assistance, housing programs, and immigration legal assistance.