Mary’s House

Mary’s House

ABOUT MARY’S HOUSE

Founded in 1996 in Greensboro, N.C.,, Mary’s House is a nonprofit, faith-based facility that provides long-term transitional housing to homeless women struggling with substance use disorders. The facility accommodates pregnant women and women with dependent children under the age of 10, making it one of 125 treatment facilities in North Carolina (25.6%) to treat pregnant and postpartum women.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Women over the age of 21 are eligible for admission to this facility. The process involves an in-person interview, on-site psychological testing, and a physical exam. Once accepted, clients may remain in the program for up to two years.

Mary’s House integrates the 12-step model of recovery with an array of skills training and counseling support. Pregnancy care and family reunification are also high priorities, and according to the facility’s website, Mary’s House has provided services to allow for dozens of drug- and alcohol-free babies to be delivered.

During treatment, residents participate in addiction counseling, 12-step meetings, random drug testing, and educational sessions addressing parenting and employment. Mary’s House is also one of 36 (7%) substance abuse treatment facilities in North Carolina to provide child care. Children’s counseling groups are also offered.

Post treatment, permanent housing may be obtained through Mary’s Homes, which are single-family residences allowing women to live independently with children of any age. The program provides initial rent support and is a joint project of Mary’s House and the Greensboro Housing Authority.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

The treatment and support team at this facility relies heavily on volunteers. According to the facility’s website, the executive director holds dual master’s degrees in early childhood education and rehabilitation counseling, with a certification in behavioral addictions. Other staff members include case manager and counselors.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Mary’s House is equipped to house up to eight women with children at a time. The facility is located on a woodsy lot near downtown Greensboro and provides 24-hour staffing. Website photographs present a warm and cozy setting with an open concept kitchen and dining area, lots of natural lighting, and warmly decorated bedrooms. The yard has a playhouse.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

Best-rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s alumni. Mary’s House earned one five-star review on Google[1], however no commentary was provided.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

The two loved ones surveyed by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave Mary’s House contrasting feedback. One respondent rated the program highly and awarded it five out of five stars for its family participation, its connectivity, its treatment of co-occurring disorders, and its administrative and discharge procedures.

The other reviewer appreciated the long duration of the program but noted that her daughter relapsed soon after leaving. She awarded the facility three out of five stars for its family participation, its cleanliness, and its counseling options, and two stars for its connectivity and its holistic offerings. When asked, on a scale from one to five, if she would recommend the facility, the mom gave a rating of three.

WHAT STAFF SAY

All four former staffers who evaluated Mary’s House on Indeed[2] provided positive feedback and described their work as rewarding and productive. “This is truly a great place to volunteer and I’ve done it on several different occasions,” one anonymous respondent wrote in a representative review. “Everyone in charge of running the home was very nice and professional.”

FINANCING

According to its application, there are no fees for admission to Mary’s House. However, one of the two loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave the facility just two out of five stars for its affordability and noted that the program “NEEDS TO HAVE A DISCOUNT IF YOU HAVE TO COME BACK.”

[1] GoogleReviews
[2] https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Mary’s-House/reviews?fcountry=US&floc=Greensboro%2C+NC

Reviews about Mary’s House

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  • LONG 11 WEEK PROGRAM NEEDS TO HAVE A DISCOUNT IF YOU HAVE TO COME BACK. MY DRUG DAUGHTER HAD TO GO. THE 11 WEEKS WERE GOOD BUT SHE RELAPSED 3 WEEKS AFTER GETTING OUT
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  • Help with minor children. I liked it