Mary’s House opened its doors in 2003 with the goal to provide young women aging out of the foster care system with guidance, counseling, and programs designed to support them during this critical stage in their lives. The home is located in Escondido, just north of San Diego and includes six bedrooms on approximately 8 acres of land.
The transition from foster care to independence is difficult. Unarmed with the coping skills and support structure afforded to youth who grew up in supportive, intact families, many of these young women end up unemployed, homeless, or involved in prostitution and drugs.
The sudden jolt out of the foster care system can be overwhelming. Mary’s House provides young women with the tools needed to move into the next stage of their lives with hope and optimism.
Mary’s House is named in honor of the late Mary Goodall, a longtime San Diego child advocate.
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