The original Magdalene House began as a vision by Reverend Becca Stevens, the Episcopal Chaplain at Vanderbilt University. She felt that there should be a safe haven for women on the streets who were ready to live a life of sobriety and health. Named for Mary Magdalene, the first recovery home was established in Nashville, Tennessee in August 1997 with volunteers from the St. Augustine’s chapel.
Magdalene House of Charleston opened in the summer of 2007 in North Charleston, South Carolia. With guidance provided by the Reverend Marilyn Powell, founder of the Charleston house, plus volunteer support and financial support from the local community, Magdalene House of Charleston has provided a safe haven with an array of support services. With our new residential facility located in Summerville, South Carolina we hope to provide services for years to come!