The Margaret Home

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Margaret Home?

The Margaret Home, located in East Rochester, NY is a tax exempt 501 (c) (3) organization.

Dedicated to serving women 18 years old and older through all stages of pregnancy and early motherhood. We provide healing and unconditional love in a comfortable home and caring communal environment that nurtures an empowered spirit and a healthy lifestyle. 

Where is The Margaret Home (TMH) located?

The TMH is located in East Rochester, NY in a redeveloped 7,749 square foot building.

When will the TMH open?

The Margaret Home opened in June, 2019 for the first cohort of 8 women.

What kind of services can women obtain at TMH?

For each of our mothers, we create a self-directed action plan along with the structure and resources to enable the achievement of personal, educational and professional goals that can lead to independence for a woman and her family.

How long can women stay at the home and what is the goal at the end of their stay?

The maximum length of stay is 24 months from date of admission.

Goal: Empowerment and achievement of personal, educational and professional goals that can lead to independence

Why should women I be interested in The Margaret Home verses other services in the area? What makes this home different?

The Margaret Home is a residential program that revives hope for mothers who maintain a limited or broken support network and who struggle with the often-invisible wounds of trauma.

Each woman is connected with an individualized team of personal coaches who work with her on program goals, educational goals and employment goals.


Is there a criteria(s) to live in The Margaret Home?

The Margaret Home's ideal client is interested in becoming a successful mom, overcoming unique challenges and becoming self sustained through education, training and employment. The Margaret Home is a drug-free, smoke-free, vape-free, alcohol-free, pot-free residence. The criteria for entering the home includes the following:

  • Pregnant or parenting mothers
  • Age 18 or older
  • Free from drugs (including pot) or alcohol or active in a recovery program
  • Free from diagnosed mental illness (severe)

What does it cost to stay at TMH?

There is no cost to the women to live in the home or for participation in the programs. Our desire is to minimize the financial burden placed on women while in home. To accomplish this goal, we look to secure private partners (individuals, employer partners or organizations) to invest and sustain the home’s operational and program expenses.

What if a woman is not interested in completing the recommended 24 month stay in the home?

If at any point, a woman decides that she choses to pursue a life outside the home, the on-site Case Manager will refer her to appropriate housing and coordinate the transition.

What kind of education support is provided to the women in the program?

Women seeking completion of high school requirements or higher education are paired with a personal Education Coach who will work with her to reach these goals.

What kinds of work experiences will the women have exposure to during their time at the TMH?

Women work with a personal Employment Coach who will assist in the following ways:

  • Applications
  • Interview practice
  • Assistance in securing daycare for her child
  • Employer/ TMH Scheduling
  • Employer/employee communication

What additional support services does the TMH offer?

The TMH offers a wide array of support services that are coordinated through home’s Case Management team. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Babysitting assistance offered as needed for residents only
  • Parenting classes
  • Connections to social services
  • Career Coaching & Support Services
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Educational Links
  • Career Supportive Services

What happens after women graduate from a TMH?

TMH Case Management Team will provide career support for up to 3 years after graduating from the home. Our goal is to also track advancement and family income / sustaining wages. TMH graduates are encouraged to attend events and help promote the home to the general public.


When is the TMH open?

The Margaret Home is not open to the general public. Staff of the home can be contacted to set up an appointment or field questions.

Who can refer to TMH?

Referrals may be made by anyone in the community and by the woman herself. A thorough intake process is designed to help both TMH and the woman discern if we can best serve her needs.

Whom should I contact with additional questions?

Nancy Colburn
Phone: 585-673-8008
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