Ave Maria Hospitality House

The Ave Maria Hospitality House is a day respite for the homeless. Shower and laundry facilities, phone, and social interaction are provided. . All donations offset the daily expense of maintaining the Ave Maria House.

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Your support of the Ave Maria House ministry helps in so many ways to mentor to those in need during the week.  Volunteers are needed to monitor the Ave Maria House during open hours 10-1:30pm Monday through Thursday.  Donations are always accepted, men’s clothing and toiletries especially needed.   Drop off during open hours or at St. Mary’s Church.

Currently donations of Coffee, Laundry Soap, Koolaid, Sugar and Creamer are needed – see full list below.

The Ave Maria House is a ministry of St. Mary Mother of God Catholic Church, 1101 S. Lafayette St. Fort Wayne, Indiana (260)424-8231

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A Ministry of St. Mary Mother of God Catholic Church

located at 432 Madison Street, Fort Wayne, IN. 46802

ITEMS NEEDED FOR AVE MARIA HOUSE

 PLEASE HELP US TO REPLENISH THE AVE MARIA HOUSE BY DONATING ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

Coffee

 

Creamer

Sugar

Toilet Paper

Kool-Aid

Cereal

Liquid Laundry

Soap

Cleaning Supplies

Dish Soap

Paper Towels

13-gallon Garbage Bags

Hot Chocolate

Snacks of any Kind.

Chips, Cookies

Bleach

Shower Supplies

Napkins

Paper Plates

Razors

Deodorant

Wash Cloths

Towels

Items in bold above are always needed

Do not leave donations on porch.  Open Monday-Thursday 10AM to 1:30PM.  There is a donation container labeled “Ave Maria House” located in St. Mary’s Church.  You may give items to Terri Teders, Val Vorndran or the parish office.  Thank you for your help in providing items for this successful ministry that serves the homeless in our community.

The Ave Maria House is a ministry of St. Mary Mother of God Catholic Church, 1101 S. Lafayette St. Fort Wayne, Indiana (260)424-8231  

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Visit above link for FOX News July 24, 2023 “Ave Maria House homeless respite founder dies but shelter lives on…”

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Visit above link from Today’s Catholic Newspaper October, 2022 “Ave Maria House Gives Dignity to the Homeless with Love”

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Hours
Monday -Thursday: 10:00 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
Friday – Sunday:  CLOSED

Address
432 Madison St.    Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Contact                                                                                                                
Terri Teders, Director:  (260) 341-2175                                          
Ave Maria Home:  (260) 424-3355

AVE MARIA HOUSE ADVISORY COMMITTEE                                                                                               

Thank You to all who donate to the Ave Maria House and all the many volunteers who donate items to use and stay for a day to assist those in the community!  St. Mary’s Church needs volunteers (healthcare professionals and those with a compassionate heart) to call the church if you feel called to this ministry at the Ave Maria House.   (260.424-8231)