Mary’s Place in the news
When Marty Hartman drives by an empty building, she sees possibility.
KCTS - Sitting on a playground bench, a few hundred feet from his townhouse, Anthony Battiste watched his four sons race around.
We caught up with Marty to learn a bit more about the mission of Mary’s Place mission and what she loves most about Seattle…
Unable to pay the mounting bills on his income as a roofer, Battiste and his boys became homeless.
A busy week of painting, assembling, and stocking culminated this past Saturday when the third Libraries for All project opened to Mary’s Place residents.
Many parents are unable to work if their sick children can’t be left alone or need regular medical appointments.
“Buying a building means we have consistency, stability in that neighborhood. That they can count on us, that we won’t have to leave there any time soon,” Hartman said.
“Welcome to our new home,” said McKay, chairman of the board of Mary’s Place, King County’s largest emergency shelter provider for families.