Understanding the need
In one year, Marjaree Mason Center served over 5,600 women and children affected by domestic violence. The number of domestic violence incidences that go unreported is unknown.
While sheltering mothers and children in one of our three safe houses is just a portion of the support and services we provide victims of domestic violence, the Marjaree Mason Center is the only dedicated safe haven in the Central Valley where individuals and their children can safely and confidentially escape the horrors of an abusive relationship.
- It costs $75.00 per day to house an individual at a Marjaree Mason Center Safe House.
- It costs $225.00 per day to shelter a family at a MMC Safe House; an average family in crisis is a mother with 2 children who stays with us for 31 days.
As one of the largest domestic violence agencies in California, the Marjaree Mason Center has the ability to house nearly 200 women and children each day, and unfortunately we’re constantly at capacity. These shelter expenses, along with the funds needed to operate the support services for these victims are endless, as domestic violence is an ongoing issue in our community of Fresno County.
We could not fulfill our mission without partners like you.