MARY MAC HOUSE
Mary Mac House is our new transitional housing program that opened October 1, 2015. The Mary Mac House program is the next step in moving from shelter toward permanent housing for survivors, who experience barriers to affordable housing in the community. While in Monika’s House, the DVRC staff work closely with victims of domestic violence to develop economic supports and a permanent housing plan. The Mary Mac House will provide a continuity of services from emergency shelter to independent permanent housing, and is focused on the continued progress of the survivor to work toward self-sufficiency using leased housing as a platform for rapid transition from shelter to permanent housing. Mary Mac will serve 5 households (total 10 beds) and their pets.
Mary Mac House is named in honor of Mary A. McIntyre, mother to five children and a survivor of a 25-year abusive marriage. Despite almost insurmountable circumstance, Mary was strong enough, with help, to take the steps necessary to end her marriage. In sharing information about her, Mary's family indicated that, despite life being difficult after initially leaving her abuser, Mary was able to become a very joyous woman. Mary blossomed once on her own, and was described by those fortunate enough to know her as a loving, optimistic, understanding, caring, nonjudgmental, and funny woman. Mary's family is thrilled and honored to lend her name to this house that will help other survivors.
Services provided by Mary Mac include:
- transitional housing up to a year
- Individual domestic violence counseling and support
- Parenting support
- Safety planning
- resource referrals
- On-going advocacy and case managment
- Financial planning
- Children's counseling and support