Tanette is thriving at Mae House. She is learning how to be more independent so she can experience life as an adult. Tanette’s housemates and staff celebrate her uniqueness and special talents. Tanette is able to participate in experiences she would not have access to if she lived with one of her siblings. Tanette is beginning to think of her housemates as sisters and considers Mae House her home. For me, Mae House has allowed me to transition from caretaker back to Tanette’s sister."
"We have been extremely fortunate for our daughter and our family to be involved with Mae House. Our adult and very special daughter, Gina, has resided at Mae House for the past year. As a full time resident every aspect of her life is cared for at Mae House.
We were fortunate the founders and the director of Mae House invited our daughter to become a resident, after their many years of preparation, hard work, and attention to detail which was required in such an extraordinarily unselfish act. Mae House is a perfect environment for our daughter wherein she can have a wonderful blend of independence and appropriate daily oversight and care. Logistically Mae House is both a house and a home, where the residents can sense the warmth of a loving environment, interacting with other female residents, yet still have the ability to have supervised independence.
Mae House is in a safe and quiet residential environment with neighbors who enjoy the residents. The wonderful ladies providing 24 hour assistance for the residents are kind and enthusiastic. They were hand-picked for their caring. Our daughter feels they are among her closest friends and interacts with them, along with other special residents in the most endearing way. The daily activities, outside of the residents’ work and day programs, are a delight to Gina and always planned with creativity and significant effort. As a result we have observed our daughter growing in self-confidence and social interaction skills.
As parents, we realized Mae House was the right place for our daughter when, only a few weeks after she moved in, she referred to
Mae House as her 'home'.
Respectfully and with great appreciation,"
Diana and Larry Lorenzi
"We always imagined a special place for Hannah to be given the chance to have independence and yet, still be surrounded by a loving “family.” We never dreamed that it could be this wonderful. Hannah Mae Slater is so happy.
Mae House is Hannah’s college experience. When her sister and brother went away to school, Hannah always wanted to go. Not really sure what college was, I think she just liked the idea of not always living with Mom and Dad. Hannah is experiencing new things, new people, and is excited and looking forward to each new day. Like her siblings, Hannah’s roommates (housemates) have become part of Hannah’s extended family, as have the Mae House Assistants.
We feel very blessed that Mae House is a happy, loving, safe place for Hannah to live amongst friends.
We are very grateful to all those people that have helped us along the way from Dan guiding us through the legal aspects, Jill and Chuck for being our first and constant donors, Annie for joining our team as Administrator, Mary our in-house Chef and nutritionist, our Board of Directors Ted, Jon, and John, and the many donors that have supported us through this journey. Without your continued support, Mae House would not exist.