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  • I have always been surrounded by family, especially my parents and four siblings. I would have never imagined that I could learn so much about family while being 28 hours away from them during my service at Maggie’s Place.   My Own Family- Selfless First, I found out how supportive my family was when my […]

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  • I started my summer volunteer experience as a MissionCorps member on May 14th and just celebrated my one month anniversary here as the Donations and House Operations Coordinator. Being able to witness the other Corps members, who are such calm problem solvers and loving friends to the moms, has been such a blessing to me […]

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  • The other day I was giving a mom with a pinched nerve a shoulder massage, and was thinking, “Wow, masseuse is a new one!” At Maggie’s Place, we MissionCorps do a lot of different jobs and wear a lot of different hats. Some I expected, and some are surprises. MissionCorps may be our official title, […]

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  • I’m often asked to share what it’s like living and working at Maggie’s Place and most of the time I feel like… So here’s anoter whack at it with the help of some wonderful GIFs (and a couple memes)!   When a donor comes to the door and says, “Hi, I just wanted to drop […]

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  • When asked how I first heard about Maggie’s Place and how I ended up here, I usually respond casually with “It took a lot of help from the Holy Spirit.” I explain how I read about it in the Catholic Volunteer Network magazine and my professors in college really encouraged me to look into it. […]

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  • My laptop is in the process of dying. Every time I turn it on, it makes a weird scraping, crackling, nails-on-chalkboard noise and every time I think it is actually going to explode right in that moment. But it doesn’t. So it’s thankfully given me some time to go through old documents and pictures to […]

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  • The crickets were chirping in Charlotte, North Carolina. All the members of my extended family were gathered around the table playing cards, but my mom and I were both hysterically crying in the back bedroom. I had just received a phone call from my physician with some shocking news. News that I was not anticipating […]

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  • gratitude [grat-i-tood, -tyood] noun 1. the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful: She expressed her gratitude to all of the donors and volunteers of Maggie’s Place. When I first interviewed at Maggie’s Place last November, I remember being overwhelmed by the generosity of the donors and volunteers. I knew that God had called […]

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  • April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month Maggie’s Places uses “Protective Factors” in our programming for moms to eliminate risk of abuse. Protective Factors are an evidence-based method to help people more effectively deal with stressful events. Maggie’s Place programming includes individualized family coaching. Families work one-on-one with a family coach to set goals and […]

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  • April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month Maggie’s Places uses the evidence based Protective Factors in our programming for moms to eliminate risk of abuse. Protective Factors are an evidence-based method to help people more effectively deal with stressful events. Maggie’s Place programs teach an understanding of parenting strategies and child development. Mothers learn what to […]

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