We help mothers strengthen their families by giving them one-on-one mentoring and the opportunity to apply what they’ve learned in a secure and stable environment at Mary Ellen’s Hearth. Research has shown that well-established protective factors greatly decrease child abuse and neglect. Over the years, Mary Ellen’s Hearth has helped women build family strengths by encouraging them to develop the following:
In addition to providing women with resources that empower them to move past the adversity they face, we also help them heal by surrounding them with God’s love. Each resident has a case worker that mentors them through the program, and various individuals and groups provide opportunities for them to encounter God through worship and Bible study.
Mary Ellen’s Hearth is located in Montgomery, Alabama.
“Mary Ellen Harrell Bullard lived to serve! She held every lay position imaginable within the United Methodist Church from Director of Christian Education in her local church to Executive Committee Member of the World Methodist Council. One of her greatest passions was serving women and children through the Nellie Burge Community Center. We are proud to have our current ministry carry her name.”