Mary’s Haven, the area’s first community home for the dying, is located in Saratoga Springs, New York. Owned and operated by Catholic Charities of Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties, the residence opened in 2003 and has assisted over 180 residents to live out their final days with dignity, while supporting families and friends as they cope with the impending loss of a loved one.
Our goal is to provide care and support to individuals as they journey through the dying process.
Referrals come from several sources: Hospice, health care agencies, hospitals, physicians, social workers, families and friends. Preference will be given to those with the greatest need and the fewest options.
Bereavement care is an essential part of the journey. It is offered before and after the resident's death to assist loved ones deal with their loss.
Services are provided free of charge to our residents. We rely totally on funds raised through community contributions, memorial donations, grants and other fundraising efforts.
The model for this home is based closely on a family caring for a dying loved one at home. Staff and volunteers interact with Hospice, health care, social workers, pastoral care, and counseling professionals to meet the individual needs of each resident.
Catholic Charities, a ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Albany, is committed to active witness on behalf of the Scriptural values of mercy and justice.
Catholic Charities, recognizing human need at all stages of life, responds to all persons regardless of race, creed, or lifestyle, with special emphasis on the economically poor and the vulnerable.
Catholic Charities serves and empowers persons in need, advocates for a just society, calls forth and collaborates with women and men of good will in fulfillment of its mission.