On the main floor, Mary’s Place residents have access to a free laundry facility, two large classrooms where tutoring is offered each afternoon, computer rooms, activity rooms, a playroom, meeting spaces, a chapel, and a medical clinic. A large backyard with a playground, basketball courts, and picnic tables give the residents the opportunity to feel at home.
Mary’s Place has 4 full-time Family Advocates who work directly with families on housing needs. They also work with the children offering tutoring, mentoring, and enrichment activities. The Immaculate Heart of Mary Mother of Christ sisters are a part of our staff and work with the families and children in many different areas.
Mary’s Place is there to offer support for struggling families and to enable those who want to improve their lives. For this we offer a tenant-training course, budgeting information, and case management to deal with the unique issues each family is facing. Volunteer Job-Seekers come regularly to help residents search for employment. Families stay an average of 2 1/2 months and parents and children are connected with many resources to help them become stable.