Maggie’s Place offers a safe, supportive home for pregnant women in difficult situations. A mom can come at any point in her pregnancy, and may stay until her child is 6 months old. During her stay, she is given resources and support to achieve her goals and prepare for independent living.
To qualify for Maggie’s Place, a mom must fit a few basic requirements:
- Over 18 years of age
- Free from drugs/alcohol for 30 days
- No other children in her immediate care
- Not fleeing an active domestic violence situation (not in immediate danger)
The Intake Process
To apply to live at Maggie’s Place, a mom must contact the homes directly. Openings become available on Wednesday mornings at 9am. We do not keep a waiting list, so the first person to call on Wednesday morning will be the first person considered for the opening.
The intake process begins with an off-site meeting (generally at a fast-food restaurant) where we walk the mom through a packet of interview questions and treat her to a meal. We ask that she bring a proof of pregnancy and a list of two references to the intake meeting. If the mom is a good fit for our program, we will schedule a second meeting before she moves in.
The intake process can range from one day to a few weeks. The speed of the intake is dependent on the availability of the mom and how quickly her references respond. If a mom is in need of immediate emergency housing, please call Maggie’s Place; we are able to refer her to other safe housing programs.
What is it like to live in a Maggie’s Place home?
Maggie’s Place homes are in neighborhoods like any other home. While moms are pregnant, they frequently share a room with another pregnant mom and as she nears her delivery date, she may move into a single bedroom with a crib, changing table and other items she will need for her baby. It is free of charge to live at Maggie’s Place. In exchange for this, Maggie’s Place asks that moms take effective steps to better themselves through 40 hours per week of productive time (e.g. job searching, working, attending school or classes, etc) and expects guests to follow house rules to make it a mutually beneficial experience for all involved.
What does Maggie’s Place provide?
- A stable home environment and nutritious food
- Maternity and infant supplies
- Weekly, one-on-one counseling and bi-weekly group counseling
- Bus passes and assistance with transportation
- Support, encouragement, and accountability by full-time, live-in staff
- Life skills courses on topics such as childbirth, nutrition, budgeting, and parenting
- Referrals to community agencies/programs including Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous, parenting classes, adoption counseling, job training, and low-cost housing
- Access to education programs including high school equivalency, community colleges, and vocational training through referrals and a scholarship program
- Knowledge of state programs including health insurance, day care subsidies, food stamps, child support, and cash assistance
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Contact information for each home
The Elizabeth House (Tempe, AZ): 480-491-0446
The Magdalene House (Central Phoenix, AZ ): 602-257-4648
The Michael House (Glendale, AZ): 623-842-1000
The Zechariah House (Parma, OH): 440-886-2620