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Mollys House Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Patient & Family Support

Mission: Provides a "home away from home" to families and patients receiving healthcare on the treasure coast.

Programs: Hospital hospitality house that provides temporary housing and services for patients and families in a medical crisis. Programs include caregiver respite, adopt a family and art and healing.

Community Stories

55 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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.

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1 Keri W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a fairly new volunteer at Molly's House and have been amazed at the amount of people who do utilize a house like this. Before I started here I had no idea. All the volunteers are so warm and helpful. They lend an ear when someone just needs to talk, take phone messages and dispense mail for the guests. It is a very warm and relaxing atmosphere, the rooms are clean and comfortable and the guests can relax on the patio or porch. Guests also don't have to worry about how many days they can or can't stay, as they would at a hotel, because of the cost. It is close to the hospital so there are no transportation worries. I am very impressed with what Molly's House provides for those who are stressed out over a family medical emergency and how everyone there assists in helping the guests to feel comfortable and "at home". The volunteers are all great, but so is Louise Murtaugh, the executive director and Samantha Kayser, public relations. They have all been wonderful in "showing me the ropes" and also assisting the guests.

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Robin S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Molly's House is conveniently located near a local hospital where people come in their time of need offering FREE rooms for families when their family members are enduring and extended stay in the hospital.

Superior management has been their key to success, always operating with accountability and transparency. Their fundraising professional has developed strategic alliances with organizations and members of the community devolpting donors, friends and members of the community.

Molly's parents are friends of mine and with their love and dediction support the home making sure the spirit of Molly lives in the hearts of all who stay there.

Donor

Rating: 5

I had the privilege to be chosen for the 2011 Molly's Calendar. As a result, we exhibited our work during the month of December 2010. This was my first time when I came to find out about the great job that Molly's house does for our communiy. We were able to learn about guest of patients at the Martin Memorial Hospital who can stay at Molly's house for a small donnation per night since they can't afford a hotel or any motel nearby .
The volunteers and the staff at Molly's house are outstanding. We were able to sell calendars to the public for $10 each and that was very rewarding since the word got out about Molly's house and its service to our county.
The house is a very warm, cozy and elegant which features three floors with nice bedrooms and kitchen on each floor. The atmosphere is very relax and quiet. I think the people who stay at Molly's house senses the hospitality spirit and great values of Molly's house.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Molly's House is a place where families of people in a medical crisis can come to stay. It is a home away from home. Molly's House was the dream of a young girl with a terminal disease. Molly Sharkey and her family travelled around the country for treatment for her leukemia. Many times there was no place other than a hotel to stay., adding to the familly's expense and difficulties. In Molly's diary after her death, detailed plans for a home for families in need to stay in Stuart were found . Her family and the townsfolk worked together to create a beautiful, welcoming home which is well used today. It has been my experience as a volunteer that Molly's House has been filled to overflowing this winter season. People express gratitude that they receive a warm and welcoming place to stay.

The suggested charge to families is only $20 per night. If a family can't afford even this, it is alright. Molly's House is run only on the contributions made by others.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

When little or no hope exists, miracles can occur - especially when the afflicted receive strong support from their families. However, difficulties exist for many family members -- e.g., unavailability and costs of lodging -- especially when family members must come from afar.

Molly's vision and her house enable families to gather in a family setting and focus their time, energy and efforts on supporting the afflicted in their time of need. The staff and volunteers take many burdens off family members and provide strong support and encouragement.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I met a woman recently who left Molly's House in her estate plans. . . . Molly's House meant so much to her! Her husband was in the hospital and she didn't have transportation to drive back and forth. Every evening she would walk across the parking lot of Martin Memorial to Molly's House. She would open the door and feel immediately at home. She said the staff and volunteers were there for her physcially and emotionally in the most difficult time of her life!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As Molly's sister it is such a joy to see her legacy come to life! Molly is very proud of the support the house provides for this community and I am proud of the volunteers and leadership for caring her legacy on! The house has been full for the past three weeks, having been a misplaced family when Molly was ill I know the gratitude those families feel for the house. Welcome home, to your "home away from home", come in, stay a while, take a load off and be near your loved one in a caring, loving, supportive enviroment. We welcome you!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

This is a caring organization that helps families in one of their greatest times of need.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at Molly's House since I came to Florida in 2005. I consider Molly's House my most favorite volunteer opportunities.

The people staying at Molly's House tell us over and over that they are extremely grateful to be able to experience the hospitality Molly's House provides at a time when they are facing a precarious situation within their families. Also, the fact that very often they have the opportunity to communicate with other people in the house who are going through similar situations.

Another comment that is frequently heard is that Molly's House gives them a feeling of a home away from home with so many amenities that are provided for them during their stay. We recently started to offer breakfast in the morning that is so much appreciated by anyone who is rushing out early to see a loved one and very often has very little time to
take care of their own needs.

Over all, we as volunteers, are very proud of the services Molly's House can provide and are happy to be of service as well.


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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Molly's House provides a home away from home to friends and relatives of a person receiving medical care on the Treasure Coast .Many of the folks cannot afford the $20 per night suggested donation and they are not required to pay. Donations from others help make the stay possible for them..

Molly's house strives to make the stay very comfortable and friendly. Continental breakfast is provided and the folks are able to prepare their own meals in the 2 complete kitchens. The guests can enjoy their private room and bath and the outdoor patio area when not visiting their lovd one.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been incredibly impressed with the dedication, the drive, and the professionalism of the staff and volunteers of Molly's House. In addition, the founders' family and their trusted advisors have implemented a truly inspiring facility to help families in their time of urgent need.
Recently my own family had a serious health challenge in a remote city and several of us went to provide physical presence and all manner of support. Unfortunately, there was not such a facility as Molly's House in this city, and the experience of being a family member to a dangerously ill loved one was made worse by the lack thereof.
Stuart is truly blessed to have Molly's House and the staff that keeps it working. Please help provide them with the funding needed to keep performing their noble work and hospitality.

Bill Greene, Vice Mayor
Town of Juno Beach, FL

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