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  • Often, people think they are not in a position to give because they don’t have a lot. At Maggie’s Place, little bits add up to big life changes. Right now, donors are contributing to the Back To School Drive. Some are giving big; but most are giving small. Those donations joined together make it possible […]

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  • It’s already that time. It may be summer to most people but here at Maggie’s Place, we’re already thinking about Back To School and our alumnae kids. Each year, for the past five years, we have asked the community to help send the children of our alumnae moms back to school prepared for success. Our […]

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  • The Race Committee is hard at work. Racelab is plotting the course and collecting registrations. It’s almost time for A Race For Maggie’s Place. This year’s event is Sunday, October 7 at Tempe Town Lake. There are a few changes. We’ve rearranged the schedule a bit, made the kids races a little more interesting and […]

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  • The last blog featured the first of the Six Pillars of Support on which we base our work. We are guided by these six guidelines in order to provide life changing programs and services to the women and babies we serve. They provide a pathway to progress and a road to success and self sufficiency.The […]

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  • Maggie’s Place works with the most vulnerable of populations: women experiencing poverty and their fragile infants and children. People ask how we accomplish what we do. We are devoted to providing life changing programs and services and are guided by what we call the Six Pillars of Support. They spell out what we do, why […]

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  • “When I came to Maggie’s Place, I didn’t have any goals. I was broken. I was afraid. I was terrified that I was going to destroy my child’s life. I was struggling with addiction. All I knew was that people who struggled with addiction continued to struggle after the child is here and DCS gets […]

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  • Maggie’s Place is pleased to announce the relocation of The Zechariah House to the grounds of St. Monica’s Parish in Garfield Heights, Ohio Maggie’s Place Ohio, which has operated The Zechariah House in Parma since 2009, has relocated! The new site is on the grounds of Saint Monica’s Parish in Garfield Heights. The new location […]

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  • Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a Maggie’s Place mom? We recently got a letter from a mom telling us what it’s like. It’s another point of view…   “Dear Maggie’s Place, When I first got to Maggie’s Place, I was desperate and had no hope for my life. I had no […]

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  • We’re celebrating here at Maggie’s Place. In our quest to serve moms all the way through their success, we have an apartment that houses mothers choosing adoption or reunification. Support and love has many faces. Most recently, the Catholic Leadership Circle, donated $25,000 to Maggie’s Place for a fourth apartment to house just such moms. […]

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  • Written by MissionCorps Member Emily Bruce. Thank you for sharing Emily. When a baby is born, it is the maternal instinct (and growing increasingly more common in hospitals), to place the baby on the chest, skin-to-skin. This skin-to-skin contact, often called “the golden hour,” has incredible benefits for both mom and baby. Babies who are […]

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