Goal of Program:Maggie’s Place provides houses of hospitality and ongoing support to help pregnant and parenting women in need reach their goals, and welcomes them into a community filled with love and dignity.
Type of Placement:Full-time volunteers at Maggie's Place, called MissionCorps Members, serve homeless pregnant women, new mothers, and newborns in need by living in community with them in homes of hospitality. Each site houses 3-4 MissionCorps and 6-7 mothers with their babies. MissionCorps are responsible for administrative duties, informal mentoring and support to each mother, and building a safe and welcoming community in their homes.
Service Area:Greater Phoenix, AZ Metropolitan Area or Cleveland, OH.
Service Length:Year-long commitments, renewable upon invitation. Summer commitments (8-12 weeks). Spring Break groups welcome.
Requirements:Year-long commitments: Age 21+ with college degree or equivalent life experience. Willing to abide by our Core Values and live in a Catholic community committed to following Church teaching. Flexible, calm in crises, respect life from conception to natural death. Must also have a valid driver's license. Summer commitments: Age 20+ with high school diploma. Other requirements same as above.
Financial Arrangement:Year-long commitments: Room and board, $550 monthly stipend, health insurance, access to community vehicles and/or the ability to bring your own vehicle, gym membership reimbursement, possibility of AmeriCorps. Summer: Room and board, summer stipend, access to community vehicles and/or the ability to bring your own vehicle.
Living Arrangements:MisionCorps Members and SummerCorps share bedrooms (two to four people per room) and live in community with each other, pregnant women, new mothers, and newborns.
Program Size:5 homes with 4-6 MissionCorps Members or SummerCorps at each home.
Training:Year-long commitments: 1-2 week introductory training followed by on-site training, supervisory meetings, weekly spiritual formations or professional development, and various other opportunities for professional growth. Summer commitments: On-site training, supervisory meetings, weekly spiritual formations or professional development, and various other opportunities for professional growth.
Application Deadline:Rolling acceptance for year-long commitments (normal start date is July). SummerCorps application deadline is March 15th.
Current Urgent Opportunities
Love lives here. Maggie's Place is looking for women interested in supporting pregnant women in crisis through direct action.
MissionCorps Members commit for 1 year or 1 summer of service from July 2018 - 2019 or May through July 2018.
Main duties include living in maternity homes with 6-7 moms and babies and 3-4 MissionCorps.
Year-long benefits: free room & board, health insurance, a $550 monthly stipend, 24 vacation days per year, and more.
Contact Tia at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.maggiesplace.org/missioncorps for more info.