The Mary Stuart Rogers Center
Shelter From The Storm fields more than 3,200 calls on our 24-hour Crisis Lines each year, which in turn brings many families to our 70-bed emergency shelter. They come around the clock, 365 days a year, often fleeing for their lives.
The Mary Stuart Rogers Center currently provides safety, counseling, case management, and legal and social service advocacy for more than 900 women and children each year. On an annual basis, we provide more than 12,000 nights of emergency shelter. We also serve more than 36,000 meals to our residents each year.
In addition to our 60-day residential and therapeutic services for families, we maintain two on-site schools to provide a safe educational setting for our child residents: a Head Start-modeled preschool, and the recently opened Mary Heckmann School, right, a spacious, state-of-the-art schoolhouse for grades K-12.
This wonderful facility enables us to provide a better learning environment for our child residents, many of whom have not attended school regularly due to the chaotic environment in which they have lived. Two thirds of all of our emergency shelter residents are innocent children ranging in age from infancy to late teens, 70% of whom have also been abused.