Housing FAQ's

What is the Margaret Home?

The Margaret Home (TMH) is dedicated to housing and serving women 18 years old and older through all stages of pregnancy and early motherhood in a two year residential empowerment program.

For mothers with limited or broken support networks, we provide healing and unconditional love in a comfortable home and caring communal environment that nurtures an empowered spirit and a healthy lifestyle. 

The Margaret Home is a tax exempt 501 (c) (3) organization.

What makes The Margaret Home different from other local services for pregnant women?

We provide up to two years of housing, along with connections to a team of personal coaches. Together, we work with each mother to create a self-directed action plan along with the structure and resources to enable the achievement of personal, educational and professional goals that can lead to independence for a woman and her family.

How long can I stay at TMH and what is the goal at the end of my stay?

The maximum length of stay is 24 months from date of admission.

The goal for each women is the empowerment and achievement of personal, educational and professional goals that can lead to independence.

Who can apply to live at The Margaret Home?

The Margaret Home's ideal client is interested in becoming a successful mom, overcoming her unique challenges and becoming self sustained through education, training and employment. The Margaret Home is a drug-free, smoke-free, vape-free, alcohol-free, pot-free residence. The criteria for entering the home includes the following:

  • Pregnant or parenting mothers
  • Age 18 or older
  • Free from drugs (including pot) and alcohol or active in a recovery program
  • Free from diagnosed severe mental illness

Do I need a referral to apply to The Margaret Home?

While referrals can be made by any member of the community, no referral is necessary for a woman to apply. A thorough intake process is designed to help both TMH and the applicant discern if we can best serve her needs.

What does it cost to stay at TMH?

There is no cost to the women to live in the home or to participate in the programs. Our desire is to minimize the financial burden placed on women while they work toward their goals for independence. To accomplish this, we are grateful to our private partners (individuals, employer partners and organizations) who invest and sustain the home’s program and operational expenses.

What kind of educational support is provided to the women in the program?

Women seeking completion of high school requirements or higher education are paired with a personal Education Coach who will work with her to reach these goals.

What about employment/career support?

Women work with a personal Employment Coach who will assist in the following ways:

  • Applications
  • Interview practice
  • Assistance in securing daycare for her child
  • Employer/employee communication

What other kinds of support does TMH provide to residents?

TMH offers a wide array of support services that are coordinated through the home’s Case Management team. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Babysitting assistance offered as needed for residents only
  • Parenting classes
  • Connections to social services
  • Career Coaching & Support Services
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Educational Links
  • Career Supportive Services

What happens after I graduate from the TMH?

TMH’s Case Management Team provides career support for up to 3 years after graduating from the home. Our goal is to also track advancement and family income/sustaining wages. TMH graduates are encouraged to attend events and help promote the home to the general public.

What if I choose not to complete the recommended 24 month stay in the home?

If at any point, a woman decides that she choses to pursue a life outside the home, the on-site Case Manager will refer her to appropriate housing and coordinate the transition.

What if I have more questions?

We would love to answer any questions you have about The Margaret Home! You can reach out through our contact page or get in touch with our Operations Manager, Nancy Coburn, at  585-673-8008 or Nancy_Colburn@themargarethome.com.