The Mary Mac House is our newest transitional housing program that opened October 1, 2015 and it is the next step for survivors who experience barriers to affordable housing in the community. While in Monika’s House, the DVRC staff works closely with victims of domestic violence to develop economic supports and a permanent housing plan. The Mary Mac House provides a continuity of services from emergency shelter to independent permanent housing and is focused on the continued progress of survivors to work toward self-sufficiency using leased housing as a platform for rapid transition from shelter to permanent housing. Mary Mac has the capacity to serve 5 households (a total of 10 beds).
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. Once on her own Mary blossomed 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 helps to support other survivors of domestic violence.
- Transitional housing up to a year
- Individual domestic violence counseling and support
- Parenting support
- Safety planning
- Resource Referrals
- On-going advocacy and case management
- Financial planning
- Children’s counseling and support