Over 33,000 of Michigan’s children suffer from sexual,
physical and or emotional abuse.
Over 3,600 of Michigan’s children are waiting to be adopted. LEARN MORE
Child sex trafficking bust rescues 10 youth and
busts 18 pimps in Metro Detroit.
To survive being trafficked, a girl needs hope of a
future free from exploitation.

Help us provide healing and hope to hundreds of women and children who have suffered the effects of abuse, neglect and trauma.

Vista Maria

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Thank you to our 2019 Donors!

With joyful gratitude, we humbly thank our many donors who make our
missional work possible. Thank you for your support!

COVID-19 Updates

The health and safety of our children and staff is always our top priority.

Based on general precautions recommended by public health experts in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have postponed or cancelled all non-treatment related visits to our campus. Volunteer activities, tours and non-mandated visits are currently on hold. Individual visitors are limited to those deemed medically necessary or court-mandated, and will be given a health screening before contact with our kids.

On our campus, children live in shared facilities staffed by our coaches and counselors. Like all healthcare facilities, we’re taking added precautions. Staff and clients are practicing social distancing where appropriate and possible. Our campus is paying heightened attention to the sanitation techniques and best practices to avoid spread of germs. We also have contingency plans in place for quarantines, should a child in our residential program develop symptoms.

Staff that can perform their duties off-site are working from home, our community-based staff are moving to telehealth options and virtual home visits as technology permits. We are still hiring! We know many service industry employees have been forced to leave work due to business closures and we welcome applications from anyone dedicated to the well-being of vulnerable children. (Link)

We are postponing our Celebrating Women event originally scheduled for April 24th, to September 24th.  Stay tuned to this page or our social media outlets for any additional scheduling changes.

Since the children in our residential programs are no longer in school or participating in outings, we have an increased need for activity supplies.  We are not accepting used donations or donation drop-offs at this time, but we encourage you to donate via our Amazon Wish List here and needed items will be shipped to us directly. We are also in need of increased financial support to upgrade our technology so children can continue to learn and engage with loved ones. Support from friends and family is vital to the ongoing healing of our children, and at this time the only way to ensure that is with appropriate technology. If you are able to donate, please visit our donation page here.  We continue to work hard to provide additional support to our foster families, ensuring that their basic, educational, and emotional needs are being met.

Thank you all for your generous, ongoing support. We couldn’t weather this storm without you!

Spreading the Word

Friday September 25th, 2020 via Facebook

Yesterday we had over 400 people tune into watch Chloe, Tajhanae, and Sy'Riana's stories. If you missed them, don't worry, you can still watch and share them along with our President and CEO, Angela Aufdemberge's important message.

Annually Celebrating Women raises more than $260,000.
We have raised $210,590 to date and we are looking to all of our friends and supporters to help us raise the additional $50,000 to meet our goal.

Can we count on your support again this year so that we can continue to deliver innovative care, treatment, and education so that vulnerable youth and families believe in their worth, heal and build the skills for success?

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Get Involved

From an hour a week to an hour a year, there are a number of different ways to get involved. Volunteering at Vista Maria will not only fulfill your need to help others in your community, but has a huge impact on the lives of our youth. Knowing that their community genuinely cares about their happiness and well-being gives them great self-esteem, which is vital in their road to recovery.