I visited St Margaret’s House recently, and met some of the staff, and a few volunteers, and saw first hand many the many women who were there eating, using the computers or the laundry, taking a class, or taking a shower. I saw a collection of beautiful scarves, created by women artists through a program which helps them to learn this expressive art and empowers them to be members of a workforce and earn some money.
It’s a very impressive organization. A day center, St Margaret’s house does not provide beds or overnight accommodations, but for women in poverty it is a safe place to come for daily warmth, food, internet access, hot showers, clothing, and support.
The organization has been around since 1990, and in that time has helped hundreds of women to escape the isolation of poverty and develop new communities. We at Musicians for Michiana are excited to partner with this great organization.