The Junior League of Rockford Inc. has announced an exciting change to its signature project, MAYAS House. The membership of the Junior League of Rockford voted recently to extend involvement with MAYAS House for an additional two years and to physically transition the program to its newest primary project partner, Shelter Care Ministries.
MAYAs House began as a collaboration between the Junior League of Rockford, the Rock River Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross and Rockford Public School District 205, and is a daytime drop-in center for homeless women and their children. MAYAs House opened its doors at the Red Cross Homeless Shelter June 2, 2003, and has since served more than 230 individual children and their parents in the areas of parenting, public health, literacy, mental health and community referrals.
In addition to the Junior League of Rockford, the Rock River Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross and Rockford Public School District 205 will remain as primary project partners.
From the May 11-17, 2005, issue