Maggie's Place

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. AmeriCorps members serve as live-in support staff in our homes for pregnant women experiencing homelessness. They mentor women who have experienced trauma and create intentional community in the homes.

Type of Placement

Maggie’s Place AmeriCorps are radical change-makers who are committed to immerse their lives in intentional community with pregnant women experiencing homelessness. They live in the homes with the moms and the babies. Their lives, alongside the lives of the moms, are transformed by the sacrificial love and hope they give. With the tools of trauma-informed care and a dedication to servant leadership, AmeriCorps are on the frontlines of the fight to put an end to ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences), and break the relentless cycle of poverty. They must be emotionally mature and resilient, empathetic, accepting of diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures, and open to growing through uncomfortable situations. We train Corps members in conflict resolutions, trauma-informed care, best practices for working with vulnerable populations, and emotional de-escalation techniques.

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.

Program Size

5 homes with 4-6 AmeriCorps members at each home.

Requirements

Year-long commitments: Must be female and are ideally at least 21 years of age. SummerCorps: 18 years. Emotional & mental resiliency. Operate well under stress. Willing to grow outside comfort zone.

Financial Arrangements

Year-long commitments: Room and board, $1166 monthly stipend, health insurance, access to community vehicles, gym membership reimbursement, possibility of Americorps education stipend.

Living Arrangements

Corps Members and SummerCorps share bedrooms (two to four people per room) and live in community with each other, pregnant women, new mothers, and their babies.

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

End of March for SummerCorps applicants, end of May for Year-Long applicants.

Contact:

Emily Bruce

Address

P.O. Box 1102
Phoenix, AZ 85001
Phone: 602 596-4996

Email:

[email protected]

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Affiliation

Catholic

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