General Info & How to Get Help
I am pregnant and in need of a place to stay. How do I get help through Maggie’s Place?
The intake process is a two-step process, including an initial off-site meeting to go through paperwork and a second meeting to review releases and house rules. This is explained in further detail here. The intake process can take anywhere from a day to a few weeks, depending on how quickly the references return our calls. If you are in need of immediate, emergency housing, please call Maggie’s Place- we are able to refer you to safe and appropriate options.
- Over the age of 18
- Without other children in her custody
- Able to provide proof of pregnancy
- Free from recent drug and alcohol use for 30 days
- Not fleeing a current domestic violence situation
- Willing to live in accordance with the established rules
- Committed to working on goals of self-improvement
For more details, click here. If you don’t meet one or some of these requirements, please call us and we can help refer you to another local agency that may be able to help you.
- A nurturing and stable home environment and nutritious food
- Maternity and infant supplies
- Weekly therapeutic counseling
- Bus passes
- Informal mentoring from other new mothers
- Case management through an one-on-one interaction between the mom and staff in what we term the “contact person” relationship
- A savings program in which women must save 70% of any income they receive while living at Maggie’s Place.
- Weekly life skills courses on topics such as childbirth, healthy nutrition, budgeting, communication, and child rearing.
- Referrals to community agencies including 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.
- Informal modeling of healthy family life including conflict resolution, facilitating decisions for the common good, upholding expectations and consequences as needed, and celebrating goals achieved.
- Opportunities for prayer and spiritual development (i.e. participation in community prayer, invitations to join the staff). Please note: while the house is rooted in the Catholic traditions, the moms come from a wide variety of religious background and participation in spiritual opportunities is by invitation, not expectation.
Maggie’s Place is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization and depends on the generosity of individuals to fund our work. Generous private individuals and families, as well as civic-minded clubs, social organizations, and faith communities provide financial assistance. We also receive support from several private and corporate grants. We do not receive government assistance nor are we a United Way agency, although we can accept United Way contributions if they are specifically designated for Maggie’s Place.
How To Support Our Work
What can I do to support your work?
Maggie’s Place also operates Maggie’s Thrift, a social enterprise project. This boutique-style resale store is located at 1517 E. McDowell Rd, Phoenix AZ and accepts gently used furniture, housewares and adult clothing/accessories. Please call the store directly at 602-252-1178 for drop-off, or to arrange furniture pick-up.
History of Maggie’s Place
How did Maggie's Place start?
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