MAY 2021
Dear Friends of Mary's Place by the Sea, 

A season of HOPE is upon us at Mary's Place. Last week, we reopened our home to guests for in-person day retreats. Our team has worked tirelessly to establish proper protocols to ensure the comfort and safety of our guests. We laid the groundwork and threw open the doors, hoping and trusting that our guests would take a leap of faith and entrust us with their care once again. We have sensed the hopefulness in each one of our guests as they have entered our home, many after over a year of isolation. 

The resounding sentiment from our guests, volunteers and practitioners has been: "It's so wonderful to be back at Mary's Place!" It truly is. It is wonderful to smell the plant-based meals cooking in the kitchen, to feel the cool ocean breeze from our porches, to hear the laughter from the dining room table and to witness the mission of Mary's Place at work here on a daily basis. 

One of our guests described her experience this way:
"To everyone at Mary's Place, I am still flying high and excited about yesterday's visit. I truly enjoyed every minute with all of you. Everyone had so much to offer with kindness, wisdom, and love. I felt like I was visiting some special friends in their home."

Meanwhile, our thriving Virtual Services Program continues for all who are unable to visit in-person, serving 750 women each month. We are grateful to all of our practitioners and volunteers, in-person and virtual, helping our mission to thrive. 

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to all who have continued to support our mission and our guests to make all of the above possible!

Michele Gannon, Executive Director 
Swing for the Soul Golf Outing
If you are looking for a way to support Mary's Place at this time, please consider our First Annual Swing for the Soul Golf Outing coming up on Monday, June 21st at Jumping Brook Country Club. Whether you would like to golf or sponsor, we have several opportunities at various price points. You can advertise your business or show your support for our mission for as low as $125 (the cost of a tee sign).
22 Main Avenue
Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
About us:
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 and yoga.