MARYS SHELTER
615 KENHORST BLVD, READING, PA 19611 www.marysshelter.org

Total Revenue
$1,396,840
Total Expenses
$1,003,430
Net Assets
$4,703,171

Organizations Filed Purposes: MARY'S SHELTER PROVIDES RESIDENTIAL AND NON-RESIDENTIAL SERVICES FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AND MOTHERS WITH NEWBORNS WHO ARE IN NEED OF A SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT BECAUSE OF A LACK OF SUITABLE HOUSING OR FAVORABLE FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS. WHILE CARING FOR WOMEN IN NEED, MARY'S SHELTER PREPARES MOTHERS WITH NEWBORNS FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING AND A VISION OF HOPE FOR THE FUTURE.

LOVING CHILDREN FROM THE BEGINNING. CHANGING LIVES FOREVER

HISTORY:MARY'S SHELTER OPENED IN 1995 AND IS A MATERNITY HOME, WHICH SERVES THE NEEDS OF HOMELESS, PREGNANT YOUNG WOMEN. MANY OF THE RESIDENTS HAVE MULTIPLE HOME LIFE PROBLEMS WITH LITTLE OR NO SUPPORT FOR THE PRESENT PREGNANCY. ALTHOUGH THERE ARE MANY OUTPATIENT OR CLINIC SETTINGS IN THE COMMUNITY THAT OFFER PRENATAL CARE, MARY'S SHELTER IS THE ONLY RESIDENTIAL FACILITY SPECIFICALLY FOR PREGNANT WOMEN. MARY'S SHELTER HAS TWO LOCATIONS; A MATERNITY HOME IN READING, PA, BERKS COUNTY AND IN BETHLEHEM, PA, LEHIGH COUNTY. THE VISION OF MARY'S SHELTER IS TO PROVIDE TEMPORARY HOUSING AND PRIMARY CARE WHERE EACH RESIDENT IS OFFERED LIFE-CHANGING ASSISTANCE THROUGH QUALITY, COMPREHENSIVE CARE IN A SECURE, COMFORTABLE, AND SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT.THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS IS THE GOVERNING BODY OF MARY'S SHELTER. THEIR PRIMARY OBJECTIVES ARE TO IMPLEMENT PROGRAM AND ORGANIZATIONAL POLICIES, UPHOLD THE MISSION AND PHILOSOPHY, AND PROVIDE VISION AND DIRECTION FOR FUTURE GROWTH. THE STAFF OF MARY'S SHELTER MANAGES THE DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS AND PROVIDES DIRECT CARE AND SERVICES TO THE YOUNG WOMEN WHO RESIDE AT THE FACILITIES. THE VOLUNTEERS ACTIVELY SUPPORT CURRENT PROJECTS INCLUDING FUNDRAISING, CLIENT ACTIVITIES, OR IMPROVING THE FACILITIES. VOLUNTEER SUPPORT IS A VITAL COMPONENT TO THE PROGRAM AND SERVICES.PROGRAM SERVICES:WHAT MAKES THE PROGRAM UNIQUE IS THE FOCUS ON COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES. UPON ENTERING THE PROGRAM AT MARY'S SHELTER AND THE CAY GALGON CENTER, THE CASE MANAGER, COUNSELOR, AND RESIDENT ESTABLISH LONG-TERM AND SHORT-TERM GOALS. THE PRIMARY AREAS OF FOCUS ARE PRENATAL CARE AND PARENTING SKILLS, PERSONAL COUNSELING, EDUCATION, AND FUTURE HOUSING.WITH THE AIM OF ACHIEVING INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILLS, THE RESIDENT, CASE MANAGER, AND COUNSELOR DEVELOP A PLAN OF ACTION WITH ATTAINABLE GOALS. THESE GOALS ARE REVIEWED AND UPDATED WITH THE RESIDENTS ON A REGULAR BASIS. GOALS ARE WRITTEN WITH ASSOCIATED MEASURABLE TASKS. RESIDENTS ARE GIVEN A TIMETABLE FOR COMPLETION AND EVALUATION.ANALYSIS:THE YOUNG WOMEN WHO SEEK HOUSING AND SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FROM MARY'S SHELTER ARE EXPERIENCING MULTIPLE PERSONAL LIFE PROBLEMS AND OBSTACLES THAT HINDER THEIR PROGRESS TOWARD INDEPENDENCE. THE CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOCUS PRIMARILY ON ASSISTING THE CLIENTS WITH THE TASKS RELATED TO COMPLETING GOALS AND OBJECTIVES WITH REGARD TO THEIR PREGNANCY, EDUCATION, AND HOUSING, THEREBY ADDRESSING THE ISSUES OF HOMELESSNESS, LOW PAY, AND LOW ACHIEVEMENT. THE COUNSELING SERVICES FOCUS ON ASSISTING THE CLIENTS WITH INTERNAL OBSTACLES TO SUCCESS SUCH AS LOW SELF-ESTEEM, LOW EXPECTATIONS, ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, AND MANAGEMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS.

APRIL 2012, MARY'S SHELTER, CAY GALGON CENTER OPENED IN BETHLEHEM, PA. THIS SITE HOUSES HOMELESS PREGNANT WOMEN OVER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN. COMMUNITY OUT-REACH SERVICES PROVIDE COUNSELING, REFERRAL AND MATERIAL NEEDS TO LOW-INCOME FAMILIES IN THE COMMUNITY.

Executives Listed on Filing

Total Salary includes financial earnings, benefits, and all related organization earnings listed on tax filing

NameTitleHours Per WeekTotal Salary
Christine FolkEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR40$77,723
Sandy PriceDIRECTOR1$0
Don MollDIRECTOR1$0
Frank WattsDIRECTOR1$0
Deborah A Sottosanti EsqDIRECTOR1$0
Darlene ImbessiDIRECTOR1$0
Thomas O'BrienDIRECTOR1$0
Mike CudwadieDIRECTOR1$0
Beth HahnDIRECTOR1$0
Terry HeckmanDIRECTOR1$0
James BlumeTREASURER2$0
Susan KeddieSECRETARY1$0
Jeff MorrisVICE PRESIDENT1$0
Jim SweeneyPRESIDENT2$0

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