Want to know about Mary’s Home? The following explains our program and the application process.
WHAT IS MARY’S HOME?
Mary’s Home is a faith-based supportive housing program for single mothers and children who are seeking to exit homelessness permanently. Once accepted into the program, mothers engage in informal and formal learning to gain holistic health, life skills and economic self-sufficiency while children attend childcare or school.
After an initial phase of trauma-informed care, healing, and restoration, mothers work to obtain an education, career, sustainable budget, and permanent housing.
WHO QUALIFIES FOR MARY’S HOME
Single mothers who are over 18 years old, who have one to three children under ten years old, who are homeless or imminently homeless, and who live in Colorado Springs are qualified to apply for residency.
Families best suited to Mary’s Home can manage daily living with minimal supervision, live peaceably in a highly relational community, adhere to program rules and responsibilities, and progress in meeting personal and program goals.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROGRAM LAST?
Mary’s Home is a long-term, multi-year program designed to give families the opportunity to gain health and to meet the Colorado Self-Sufficiency Standard.
Each mother and child establishes an Individualized Support and Service Plan with the Family Advocate to track their objectives, goals, timeframes, and outcomes. Length of residency is determined by these family goals and the progress of each family in meeting their goals.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Call the Mary’s Home phone number 719.301.5411 and go to Admissions.* Leave a name and phone number to request a phone screening. We require a phone interview before we accept an application. Eligible applicants are placed on an Eligible Applicant Waiting List and called when an opening occurs. When an opening does occur, eligible applicants may apply for residency at Mary’s Home by downloading the Mary’s Home Family Application here.**
*The first three to six months of residency is a time of restoration, life skills training, GED studies, and career preparation. Children are in childcare or school all day during the week while mothers are engaged in structured activities. Families must be eligible for TANF and CCAP. Priority is given to eligible referrals from partner agencies.
** This PDF must be downloaded, printed, and filled out in its entirety in clear, legible handwriting with a dark ink pen. Please scan this completed application and email back to us at Brenda.Rogers@DreamCenters.com or fax it over to 719.301.5412.