Mary Benson House

Kate and Covey

Mary Benson House is a therapeutic home for pregnant and postpartum women recovering from drug and alcohol problems and their children. Since its inception almost 15 years ago, the Mary Benson House has provided safe harbor to hundreds of women and has played an integral role in the healthy births of their babies.

Named for the late Mary Benson, a tireless recovery worker, Mary Benson House provides a nurturing environment and the building blocks for the women to conquer their addiction and give their babies a healthy start in life and themselves a rebirth.

Join the staff, mothers and children of Mary Benson House for a benefit concert to raise the funds necessary to build a new kitchen. The event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 7 to 10 p.m. at On Broadway, 49 Broadway, in downtown Asheville. Free parking just down the street at HomeTrust Bank. Tickets are $8 in advance by calling 281-2598 or $10 at the door, and include music by Strange Brew as well as heavy hors d’oeuvres, with a cash bar available.

Kate (pictured) and Crystal, recovering new mothers at Mary Benson House, say they don’t know what they would have done without the support of the program. Director Wanda Coleman says, “Recovery is hard work, but we’re here for them and for the babies.” Info: 281-2598, or


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