Welcome to Mary’s Shelter!

Our mission is to provide a transitional, caring, educational, spiritual and supportive housing environment for pregnant women and their babies offering a pathway to self-sufficiency, and a life of dignity and respect.

Since opening in 2010, Mary’s Shelter of the Treasure Coast has had over 100 women live at our shelter during their pregnancy, gaining valuable parenting, work and life skills during their stay. Some women stay for the duration of their pregnancy, while others stay for only a few months. All of the mothers assisted have left our shelter as stronger, more independent women.

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Our Next Event

Fifth Annual Team Essen DASH 'n BLAST 5K

  Monday July 4, 2016
  5:30-6:45 am arrival & packet pick-up, Race Begins 7:00 AM
  South Florida Shooting Club 500 SW Long Dr., Palm City, FL

  Event Description:
The TEAM ESSEN 5th Annual Dash ‘n Blast 5K will be held on July 4th at the South Florida Shooting Club located at 500 SW Long Drive in Palm City. This year Dr. Donovan Essen and his team have chosen Mary's Shelter as the charity to benefit from their annual 5k. The South Florida Shooting Club offers mulch covered, groomed off road trails and a pavilion with restroom facilities. On July 4th, arrival, registration and packet pick-up will be from 5:30 AM to 6:45 AM. The race begins at 7:00 AM. The entry fee is $25. To pre-register please go to www.Active.com and search Team Essen Dash ‘n Blast to complete the on-line registration (or click on the link below). All pre-registered participants will receive a T-shirt and finisher medal. There will be trophies for HOA male, female and Veteran male and Veteran female. Timing is by MCM Timing & Results. Sponsorship opportunities available--call 772-223-5000 for more info or e-mail madeleine@MarysShelterTC.org. All proceeds benefit Mary's Shelter of the Treasure Coast.

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Success Stories

Saving lives two at a time, in my case they saved three. I moved into Mary's Shelter in January 2013, where shortly after I discovered I was pregnant with twins. Now in a safe place and off the streets, I was able to focus on what I needed to do for the babies and myself. Mary Shelter was very supportive of all my decisions and helped me achieve the goals that I set to better myself. I chose to place the babies up for adoption and in the struggle the staff helped lift me up when I was down about my decision. While at Mary shelter I received my GED and gained lots of knowledge about everyday life situations. I also completed a case plan to regain custody of my 14 year old son. After finishing my time at Mary's Shelter I moved into my own place with my 14 year old son. I stay in contact with Mary Shelter and they are always willing to talk to me when things seem unbearable. I would recommend Mary's Shelter to any woman in a tight situation who needs help because they do really focus on saving lives two at a time. — Former Mary's Shelter Resident

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