The inspiration for Maisie’s Place is this lady. This photo was taken when she was 99 years old holding her newest great grandchild. While the occasion may not be that remarkable, the woman herself was very remarkable.
Maisie’s love for children knew no boundaries and children seemed to understand instinctively that Maisie understood, accepted, and loved unconditionally. Whether it was her own children or children at the homeless shelters, they were all Maisie’s children.
Those of us who knew her and loved her never ceased to be amazed at the way children would gather around her no matter where she was. Maybe it was the twinkle in her eyes, the mischievous smile, or her purse which seemed to have an endless supply of candy, whatever it was, children seemed to know they were with a kindred spirit.
Perhaps her greatest gift was her ability to listen and never lecture. Maisie believed every child born came into the world bringing his or her own love and promise with them. Maisie believed it is our responsibility to love them in return and help them fulfill their promise.
Maisie set the bar very high. We are committed to meeting the challenge.
The administrative and clinical team at Maisie’s Place will always strive to help the children who come through our doors find that love and fulfill their promise. Our goal is to find families who want to open their homes and hearts to children who so desperately need both. We are also dedicated to working to reunite families whenever possible.
The need for love and understanding has no age limit. So, when the time comes, we at Maisie’s Place will also be there to help support them as they grow into independent adults.