The Mary Spottswood Women’s Center is a safe, secure haven for women, and women with children, for up to 90 days to allow them a new beginning. This structured “family” atmosphere provides training opportunities, job development, a 12-Step Program environment and referrals to medical, dental and psychological care for women and their children in residence. Any woman in need throughout Monroe County regardless of age is welcomed.
The Center is a non-judgmental place for women who, for various reasons, such as substance abuse, loss of employment, incarceration, divorce, domestic violence, illness or other traumatic events, have found themselves homeless. It is also a place where elderly or mentally ill women can find safety and security while awaiting placement in an appropriate facility that can meet their long term needs.
Case management services are provided to each client from their first contact with Samuel’s House under the supervision of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker using evidenced-based practices. Case Managers provide group and individual direction, guidance and coaching in an environment of acceptance and respect for individual differences, sensitivity to cultural diversity and compassion for fellow human beings in order to help clients develop the necessary tools and confidence to manage their own lives fully, responsibly, and independently.
The Mary Spottswood Women’s Center meets all local safety standards and ADA requirements as to handicap accessibility and provides comfortable dining areas, common gathering spaces, children’s play areas and laundry facilities. Women are charged very reasonable client fees giving them a “hand up” instead of a “hand out”. Woman accompanied by their children are housed separately from single women for privacy and to keep families intact.