Ministries of the United States Province of the Daughters of the Heart of Mary include chaplaincies, healthcare and health care administration, education, municipal development, diocesan administration, pastoral support, and spiritual direction.
Adelaide's Place has been a constant force, helping homeless and disenfranchised women throughout the Atlantic City area for over 15 years. It provides a secure environment for women who have nowhere to go during the day. We encourage our participants to engage in social interactions and programs which include arts and crafts, provide life skill enhancements, a reading room, a nutritious snack and nutrition classes. Our ladies are treated with dignity and respect which they are entitled to as children of God. Our goal is to provide them with supportive services to improve their quality of life.
Adelaide's Place has evolved from a simple day program in a church basement. In the beginning women came for a brief escape from their situation, have a snack and talk with friends before entering back into the dangerous and unseen world in which they live.
Today Adelaide's Place offers the same welcoming sanctuary, but with many more opportunities, such as access to social workers, linkages to health care, services to locate temporary or permanent housing, and much more. Adelaide's Place has become a hub in the community. Sister Patty and the team of Volunteers not only help the many women who walk through the door, but also families in the neighborhood who need an occasional hand. The need continues to grow and Adelaide's Place will continue to work each day to make people's lives better.
The mission of DeCicé Hall [pronounced de-See-say hall] is to provide a hospitable center for spiritual and religious development, a respectful space for ecumenical growth, and a seedbed in which our common humanity may be nourished.
Amenities include: meeting space, comfortable chairs, seminar-style tables, beverage service, and a kitchenette. The Hall offers wheelchair accessible parking, entrance, restrooms, and meeting space.
- Staff assistance is available for planning, registration, outreach and publicity.
- Groups need not be identified with religion or spirituality to make use of the hall.
- Some facilitators may wish to arrange directly with the Marian Center for spiritual or religious engagement such as participating in Liturgy or Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with the resident community; Perpetual Mass Enrollment for special occasions; accessing the Marian Center Chapel for prayerful time; enjoying reflective strolls on the beautiful grounds.
DHMs continue to support and serve as active board members for the following schools founded by the Society:
St. Joseph School for the Deaf
1000 Hutchinson River Parkway, Bronx, New York
135 Cleveland Avenue, Buffalo, NY