Before Maggie’s Place, Nicole was surrounded by unhealthy relationships that did not support her commitment to sobriety. It was through her rehab facility that she found out about Maggie’s Place. When she found herself homeless and pregnant, the sense of community she got from the website encouraged her to make the call. Since moving in, […]
Tramesha, originally from Jacksonville, Florida, was living and working in New York when she discovered she was pregnant. She had made the move to New York to attend college and began working after that. She didn’t have the resources for a healthy pregnancy on her own so she decided to move back to Jacksonville until […]
Caterina received treatment at a nursing home as she fought off infection while carrying her baby. After being discharged, she moved into her mom’s shed and started searching for a stable place to welcome her daughter into the world. She remembered hearing about Maggie’s Place when she took a class at a crisis pregnancy support […]
God has been so good to me in life, and I am so grateful for what He has done. I want to take a moment to reflect back on the morning when I realized I was about to be homeless and with child. It was truly the most fearful time of my life! I was alone, […]
Valerie is a true picture of a Maggie’s Place success story come full circle, from entering our doors in a place of need to now successful and thriving on her own. In 2012, Valerie found herself in trouble early in her pregnancy, spending time in jail from a series of bad decisions she made with […]
As a college-educated woman and happy mother of twin boys, Autumn never expected to find herself homeless, addicted to heroin, and abandoned at a Missouri truck stop. Yet Autumn feels God used these appalling circumstances to propel her into drug treatment and eventually to Maggie’s Place, where her life was completely turned around. After injuries […]
I found out about Maggie’s Place through my pregnancy counselor at the Crisis Pregnancy Center. I called to see if there was an opening, and I was invited to come live at The Elizabeth House. At that point, I had nowhere else to turn that was safe. I lived there until my baby was about […]
There’s a popular Nicholas Sparks book and movie out now called “Safe Haven”; it’s the story of a young woman who bravely escapes an abusive situation and eventually finds safety and love in a new community. That hopeful theme is echoed in the life of current Maggie’s Place mom Dana and her daughter Miya, who also found safety and love in a new community by coming to The Zechariah House.
My last relapse was so spiritually devastating. I really believed that I had passed the point of no return. My name is Cynthia, and I am an alcoholic. I have been in and out of meetings since 1992, and have been in and out of recovery since 2003. This last time, I picked up on Christmas night, 2009 after being sober for 8 months. I had even done my first 5th step in August of that year. I was on step 8, yet never made it to 12.
When faced alone, pregnancy, at any stage of life, can be frightening. Like many of us, Maggie’s Place mom Christine didn’t have the perfect past, but her determination to correct her mistakes is producing unmistakable change in her and her son’s lives.