MOLLYS HOUSE INC

Rating: 4.95 stars   58 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 430 Se Osceola St Stuart FL 34994 USA

Mission:

2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

For over 15 years Molly's House has been a blessing for families in need of a place to stay while attending to the needs of a loved one while they are in the hospital. MH has helped relieve the family of the financial burden of a place to stay, sleep and freshen up. It is a much needed service and has grown into an even more important aspect over the course of the past three years as the downturn in the economy has impacted those in need even more.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

We have been suporting Molly House for as long as it has been in the community offering it services. Either through my newspapers with free advertising for thier fundraisers or events, stories about the valuable services they offer and most recently as a past president and current board member.
The story of Molly Sharky is a very moving one. The House is a result of this young girls wish for other families. To be a complete community without the services of Mollys house would not be possible.
I am proud to serve this wonderful and much needed facility.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Meeting some of the individuals that have used the services.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it easier for the facility to get grants and/or funding

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Review from Guidestar
Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Molly's House is a local non=profit that gives hospitality to family members of those needing the services of Martin Memorial Hospital. It was a dream of a local girl who died of cancer at a very young age. Her parents made sure her dream was fulfilled with a lot of community support in building and furnishing the facility. They continue to participate in the organization in many ways. The Executive Director makes sure to provide a home-like atmosphere in the three story facility to make the families stay comfortable. The importance of having family visit patients daily is an important aspect of early recovery after procedures or surgery.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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1 previous review
Rating: 4 stars  

Molly's House is a hospitality house in the Victorian decor that welcomes families to stay while a loved one is in the hospital nearby. It offers a comfort to guests in their time of need and concern to be close by in its peaceful, quiet surroundings. A definite gift to our community build together by many, many volunteers and donors in honor of a young women who lost her life to cancer. To my knowledge, today it is run solely by volunteers with only one paid director, a testment to a true non-profit.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I toured the organization as part of a Leadership Martin County experience.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If not already done, would add a paid night security person to assist guests if and when needed.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Molly's House is one of the shining examples of what a community can do when it comes together. Molly had a dream of a warm, comforting place for families to be near an ill relative. Molly wrote in her diary while she was suffering with Leukemia and the community built her house. Countless people volunteered and everything that was needed to build the massive 3 story home was donated. Every year there are fundraisers that the community is asked to donate everything from cash to tooth paste. The art gallery is a wonderful event that everyone should visit. It is so alive with passion and color, something Molly would have really loved. The experience of realizing Molly's dream by being in the house is one that is sure to touch your heart strings and make you realize the awesome power of the human spirit. Molly's house is a true testament of how generous and wonderful a community can be.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Meeting many fellow artist and enjoying Molly's House.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would not change a thing. It is a first class operation.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Molly's House serves as a bright beacon for families who could not afford to be with their critically ill member. It is abeautiful facility located within walking distance of Martin Memorial Hospital. Molly's invests in the local art community by decorating its walls with fine art every month and serving as a gallery for these outstanding artists at the same time serving critical patient's families. The gallery helps cheer up the families who sometimes spend months while their loved ones are recoveringat the hospital. The staff is outstanding.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Featured in gallery shows.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give more support...money and time.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I am an artist that hangs at Molly's house when they have ther first thursday artists show. This is a wonderful place to show local artists work. It has wonderful space and when they have open house many of the artists friends come by and see the work and also donate a few dollars to Molly's house to help them out.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

show artwork and raise money for the house

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

May be expand the house for more room.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am an artist that hangs at Molly's house when they have ther first thursday artists show. This is a wonderful place to show local artists work. It has wonderful space and when they have open house many of the artists friends come by and see the work and also donate a few dollars to Molly's house to help them out.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

show artwork and raise money for the house

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

May be expand the house for more room.

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Review from Guidestar
Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Molly's House is a positive asset to Martin County. What a wonderful, homey place to stay when you have a child in need of medical assistance. Worrying about financially handling a place to stay near the hospital should be the least of your worries. The warmth of Molly's House is a welcome refuge for distressed parents-a home away from home.

In addition, Molly's House hosts art exhibitions monthly, which not only lets the public view the work or local artists, but also enables them to become familiar with the facility and the resources offered.

Brenda

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

discussed the facility and resources with personnel

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not a thing, it is perfect

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Review from Guidestar
Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I have lived in this community for over 20 years and remember when Molly's House was just an inspiration by a courageous young girl who wanted to help others. The dream come to fruition has helped hundreds of families just as I believe Molly had envisioned. It makes me proud to live in a community where this facility was able to be built and is sustained by the community and the hard work and dedication of volunteers. I have recommended Molly's House to families in need and they are very grateful.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The welcome families received who needed a place to stay while family member had treatment.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I think it is just fine the way it operates.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Molly's House hosts monthly art shows and a reception for the exhibiting artists. This gives local artists such as mysef an opportunity to show their work, and adds to the pleasant, homey ambience of Molly's House. The monthly receptions , attract many who have never been to Molly's and are unfamiliar with its wonderful services. I've noticed they not only enjoy the art there, but check out the premises...even peeking into the chapel and the rooms that are opened to them. They never fail to be impressed at the cozy welcoming atmosphere, just as I am.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I originally contacted Molly's as President of the Palm City Artists, and am involved in the Art for Healing Program. In doing so I've had the opportunity to chat with many of Molly's wonderful volunteers and even some clients. The services offered by Molly's to the folks they serve go above and beyond!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand the facilities to accomodate everyone who has the need.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As VicePresident of the Hobe Sound Fine Arts League, I have had numerous contacts with Louise Murtaugh and her devoted staff at Molly's house over the past few years. Each season our art league exhibits members' paintings at this wonderful gallery while raising monies for our scholarship fund.
Molly's House serves not just the families of hospitilized patients but the entire Martin Community. There is no other organization like this in our community nor are there more dedicated people.
As a non-profit organization, we are eternally grateful for the contributions of Molly's House.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

HSFAL Annual Art Exhibit

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

hire more staff and provide more money

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