Aunt Mary's House
Aunt Mary’s House was born when Improve Norwich Now (INN) identified safe, stable housing as a top priority in 2019. With I.N.N’s mission focused on removing barriers and providing support, so all community members can reach their full potential AMH was a perfect solution to come alongside vulnerable mothers and their babies. Aunt Mary’s House is a not for profit organization serving Chenango County residents who are pregnant and parenting mothers 18+years old and their babies from pre-born to 2 years of age.
Our Mission, Vision and Goal
Mission: A safe haven for pregnant and parenting mothers to gain opportunities, resources and knowledge toward becoming self-sufficient.
Vision: Aunt Mary’s House provides emergency and transitional shelter to homeless pregnant and parenting mothers, ages 18 and up.
Goal: It is the belief of AMH that as mothers build this foundation for themselves and their children, they strengthen our community. Aunt Mary’s House outreach offers workshops and support to any pregnant and parenting community members in need of our service. AMH works to establish a stable and secure home that inspires self enrichment and self sufficiency. Graduates of AMH will gain self-sufficiency and become empowered to achieve independence and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
How Will Aunt Mary’s House Help?
In addition to a stable, judgment free home to live in, AMH will provide practical help such as:
- Emotional support and affirmation to the women and children
- Prenatal health care, consistent childcare, support services, educational and vocational resources, transportation.
- Counseling, case management and the option for faith based support will be provided through partner organizations and local agencies.
- Provide support and training to help these women develop life skills, parenting skills, career goals and financial fluency.
These support services and opportunities will help mothers build a strong future, transition into permanent housing, and gain lasting independence in the community. Aunt Mary’s House will be filled with compassion, love, and learning opportunities. We will make a difference in the lives of women in our community. We will show these women that they are important, they are valued, they matter and they can break the cycle of poverty and make a better life for themselves and their children.