Maggie’s Place AmeriCorps Member

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Start: Aug 1, 2020 / End: Aug 31, 2021 / Location: Phoenix, AZ & Cleveland, OH
Program: Maggie's Place

Maggie’s Place AmeriCorps Members spend a year living with pregnant and parenting women formerly experiencing homelessness and now housed in a loving, caring environment at Maggie’s Place. Using a trauma-informed care approach, AmeriCorps are on the front lines of the fight to overcome ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and break the relentless cycle of poverty. You will help transform lives through hope, love and a dedication to servant leadership. Our homes are located in Arizona and Ohio.

Click here for a short video about serving with Maggie’s Place!

Duties Include:

  • Working as a team and collaborating with other AmeriCorps and support staff
    Responding to emergencies, crises and conflicts within the home
    Taking initiative in one of the following administrative roles in the home: House Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Donations/House Operations Coordinator, or Programs Coordinator
    Participating in and planning community functions, including celebrations, house retreats and weekly house meetings, as well as AmeriCorps community events
    Providing daytime and overnight house coverage by answering the phone, welcoming visitors, offering tours, receiving donations and responding to the duty of the moment

A Day In The Life
Each day is different for each AmeriCorps member, dependent on the needs of the moms in your house. Among the possibilities are:

  • Accompanying moms to doctors appointments or hospital
  • Building relationships with mothers
  • Mentoring mothers one-on-one
  • Accompanying a mom to a court hearing
  • Assisting in moving a mom in or out of the house
  • Being in the moment for duty shifts where you will be present