Our Mission

Mary Ellen's Hearth offers hope, help and healing to homeless women and children throughout the River Region.

We offer hope by providing life skills training. We offer help by providing transitional housing. We offer healing through Christian love and support. The goal of Mary Ellen's Hearth is for the families we serve to leave us within two years... their dignity and self respect restored... prepared for a life of independence

Events

Laughing in the Dark

Emmy®-nominated and best-selling comedian Chonda Pierce or “the country comic” as Billboard Magazine dubbed her, has been making audiences laugh for more than two decades with her winning combination of fierce wit and southern charm. Pierce is fresh off an incredible year after debuting her movie “Chonda Pierce: Laughing in The Dark,” to rave reviews from audiences and critics alike.

A stand-up comedian, television hostess, author and now actress, Pierce has channeled her life experiences into positivity, bringing laughter to audiences around the country. As the RIAA’s best-selling female comedian, her hilarious take on life is easily relatable as she publicly opens up to her listeners about times of darkness and depression in her own life, drawing humor and good from every situation.

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About Us

We are more than just our mission. Follow these links to learn more about the awesome past and present we have.

Our Program

Breaking the Cycle of homelessness through hope, help, and healing.

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  • Hope

  • Hope can be defined as “a feeling of expectation”. Homelessness removes expectation and replaces it with urgency…to survive and make it through another day. At Mary Ellen’s Hearth, we help our residents begin to have hope again by providing opportunities for them to learn and develop the skills necessary to live a life of independence. We accomplish this through specific training for our residents in the areas of financial literacy, parenting skills, job skills and life skills.

  • Help

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    The immediate need for anyone in a homeless situation is shelter. Mary Ellen’s Hearth has ten well-equipped independent living units to meet this immediate need for our residents. Our program is designed to help them make the transition into permanent housing within two years.
     
     
     

  • Healing

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    Mary Ellen’s Hearth is a Christian organization. While we accept people of all faiths, we help our residents through the healing process by surrounding them with Christian love and support. Each resident has a case worker that mentors them through the program, and various individuals and groups provide opportunities for worship and bible study.
     

Recent News

Take a look at how we are influencing the River Region area, and impacting the lives of struggling families.

February 2016

Advisory Board Luncheon

July 2015

A Recent Success

Citizen Panel

Montgomery citizens weigh in on primary issues.

Graduate Begin Anew

Mary Ellen's hearth teaches women
skills to overcome homelessness.

It Was Hot, Scary

Boy recalls life on the streets before he and his mom
found shelter at Mary Ellen's Hearth.

Shelter Opens It's Heart

A tour showcasing Mary Ellen's Hearth services.

Resource Fair

Resource fair is a one stop shop
for River Region's homeless.

Annual Report

View the 2015-2016 Annual Report

How We Impact Lives

Everything we do focuses on the lives of the people we help, and it shows. Read how we've made a difference in the community.

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How You Can Help

Give

Mary Ellen’s Hearth is a private 501(c)3 non profit organization. Donations are tax deductible. We are privately funded and rely almost completely on the generosity of churches, businesses and individuals in the River Region. Because we are a Christian ministry, we are not eligible for many types of government grants. We are a United Way agency so you can rest assured your money is spent wisely to provide needed services to our families.

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Get in touch

If you want to learn more about Mary Ellen's Hearth contact us with the email link or form below.

Feel free to contact us at your convenience. We respond to phone calls, emails, and social media messages, as well as via this form. Please allow 1-3 business days.

  • 1226 Clay Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
  • Phone: (334) 264.4108
  • Executive Director: LaTeasa Hicks
  • Email:

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