Welcome to Mary's Place by the Sea


Mary’s Place by the Sea is a respite home for women who are receiving treatment for cancer.  We provide services that complement their medical treatment, including oncology massage, nutrition education, individual counseling, Reiki, guided meditation, expressive writing, and yoga.  Mary’s Place by the Sea is not a medical facility with medical staff.  We offer integrative services to women with cancer and provide rest and support during this challenging time in their lives. They are empowered with knowledge that will aid them on their road to healing.
Since 2009, 10,000 women with cancer have become "guests" of Mary's Place by the Sea.

Our new home is located at 22 Main Avenue in Ocean Grove. Please call 732-455-5344 for more information. 

Thank you for helping us reach our goal 
on Giving Tuesday! 

Thank you to all who supported Mary's Place by the Sea on Giving Tuesday! We surpassed our goal of $25,000, and the numbers will continue to grow as Facebook fundraisers finish up and we receive final checks in the mail.

If you missed Giving Tuesday, please know that our year end giving campaign will run through the remainder of 2019! Your donation will help us as we lay the groundwork for an expansion of our day retreat program! Thank you for helping us AS WE GROW our program to serve even more guests! Our mission would not be a reality without the love and support of our community.









10 Year Diamonds and Denim Celebration


It is with grateful hearts that we say thank you to all who supported our 10 Year Anniversary Celebration. We had a wonderful evening celebrating this special milestone with so many of our steadfast supporters. To all those who attended, sponsored, advertised in our program book, or donated a gift to our silent auction, we are grateful to you for sharing in this special milestone event with us. To those who sent us love and warm thoughts from afar, know that we missed you and we hope to see you soon!  To our event co-chairs, Tease Gould and Maggie Simon, and their fantastic committee, thank you for making this such an amazing evening to remember! We enjoyed celebrating with over 250 attendees, and together we raised over $162,000 to keep our services free for our guests.

By the end of this year, we will reach 10,000 guests served since our founding in 2009. This would not be possible without the unending love and support of our Mary’s Place Community. 

As our guest, Rosie Gialanella said so eloquently at the Celebration: 

“Mary’s Place has given me a community of love, support and sisterhood. It’s my home away from home. I found a great support group. I have a wonderful prayer circle. I have the most brilliant counselor in the world; I will be honest and say that if I didn’t have her right now, I wouldn’t be able to move forward with this challenging and devastating disease. I found freedom. I found acceptance. I love the nutritious meals. I found healing in all of the holistic services from all of the amazing and generous volunteers. I found hope.” 

On behalf of the women we serve, like Rosie, and all those who have yet to visit Mary’s Place by the Sea, thank you ALL for your part in keeping our services free for our guests. Because of you, we can lighten their burdens, strengthen their faith, and fill their hearts with love. 

With love and gratitude,
Michele and Maria

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Mary’s Place offers a wide range of complimentary services to our guests.  We work with you to customize your visit so that you can take advantage of as many, or as few, of these services as you want.  We can also develop customized services if you let us know what you need in advance.  All of our services are provided by experienced, highly-qualified practitioners. Some services include: Oncological Massage, Reiki/Healing Touch therapy, Integrative Self-Care Therapies, Nutritional counseling, Journal Writing, Social Worker/Counseling, Gentle Yoga.