Mary's House
520 Guilford Avenue
Greensboro, N.C. 27401
Telephone: 336.275.0820
Fax: 336.275.0884
Craig Thomas,
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Mary's House is a faith-based ministry located at 520 Guilford Avenue in Greensboro.

* We provide transitional and permanent housing, life skills training and a supportive community for homeless women in recovery from substance abuse.

* Mary's House is named for Mary Magdalene, a woman Jesus healed and befriended.

* Our program is one of the few in the United States that allows women to raise their children while in treatment for addiction issues.

* Mary's House has seen the birth of 30 drug free babies at a cost savings of over 5.2 million dollars to the local health care system.

* In February 2005, Mary's Homes were funded to provide 16 vouchers scattered site individual permanent housing for mothers in recovery and their children. In September 2009, we have vouchers for 34 mothers and their children.

* Mary's House encourages the admission of pregnant women to ensure as much as possible the birth of drug free infants.

* Mary's House's property was donated by New Creation Community Presbyterian Church. Our home has eight bedrooms and six baths, which can house up to eight families at a time.

* Our program is fully licensed by the North Carolina Division of Facility Services. We maintain an "A" grade rating from Guilford County Health Department.

* Since 1998, we have provided treatment to 126 women and 132 children who have lived at Mary's House.

* 70% of our graduates maintain their sobriety for at least one year following their graduation. The national average is 15-20% for this one-year hallmark.

* All of our residents either go to school to seek additional education or are employed. The majority of the residents do a combination of schooling and employment to help with their future earning capacity.

* Mary's House is staffed by professionals with many years' experience helping individuals with addiction issues.

* Mary's House is a strong believer in the AA model of recovery and requires attendance at daily AA meetings.

* Mary's House provides in-house substance abuse counseling, case management and parenting skills training to all residents. We also provide in-house children's groups to help our youngest residents start out their lives without the burden of an addicted family member.

* Mary's House needs your support and prayers if we are going to continue on our mission of helping mothers in recovery.