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Smiling Girl

At Makarios Rez, resident mentors live on-site alongside our rezidents.  As a mentoring program and community home, living closely together is a fundamental advantage, allowing vulnerability and transparency in daily life between mentors and rezidents. Mentors and rezidents live individually under one roof and experience daily life intersecting with one another in ordinary ways including sharing meals, chores, space, shopping, activities, hobbies, and relaxation, all while pursuing individual goals and dreams.  


Makarios Rez promotes a supportive and safe atmosphere upon which trust is built, friendships blossom and life's responsibilities become attainable.

But beyond this, our mentors and rezidents share emotions, 

memories, disappointments, successes and challenges, especially as education or workforce opportunities are pursued.  


Our structured life: built-in dinner times, responsibilities for chores, meetings, house activities, FAM nights, goal-setting, and boundaries all contribute to the intentionality of our home. We believe that an independent life is the result of a developed process, not one which is inherently known, understood or realized at an arrived-at age. Our challenge for young adults is to complete the Markarios Rez 2+ year mentorship program as an investment in their future.  

The Markarios Rez program invests in our resident's transition into
independent living and the sustainable stability of their futures long-term.
We work together to develop and support fundamental maturities including:



Personal Identity & Benefits, Cooking, Cleaning, Personal Care, Laundry, Organization, Car & Home Maintenance,

Hobbies & Chores


Communication & Interpersonal Skills. Decision-making, Creative & Critical Thinking, Emotional Intelligence,

Independence, Self-Awareness,



Banking, Bill Paying, Housing, Utilities, Insurance


Character Development, Building Support Systems, Service, Cohabitating, Responsibility, Teamwork, Networking


Education, Personal Marketability, Interview Skills, Job Hunting Skills, Employment, Transportation, Personal Confidence 


Regular Church Attendance. Volunteer Service, Faith-Based Activity Involvement, Bible Study

Although maturity is difficult to measure, we encourage personal growth in
self-control, focus, flexibility, engaged learning, critical thinking, and awareness.


An African proverb states “It takes a Village to raise a child’.


Although this statement may sound cliché, the strength of community is a reality. In order for MR to exist, support from organizations, businesses and individuals is necessary. 

Financial strength will provide opportunity for a stable 

environment to become a reality for lives to be transformed. Throughout life helping others allows us to become part of a solution while adding value to our own lives as stated by one man,  

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

Combining resources of many is where Makarios Rez will have the ability to demonstrate that


“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”

– Helen Keller

Business Meeting at a Cafe
Helping Hands


Our bodies are made up of many parts.  What makes them so amazing is that each component has value and contributes to the strength of the whole.

“As it is, there are many parts, but one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” (1 Corinthians 12:20-21)


Makarios Rez is as strong as the sum of its parts.  With each volunteer giving of themselves it is more realistic that those living at Makarios Rez will obtain a foundation for a stable future,

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”

– Vincent Van Gogh. 


While many are not in a position to house and live 24/7 with those in transition, you still have a place to contribute in helping to create a brighter future for others,

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop


There is no talent to small or gift of time to short to share.  We embrace the value and gifts of many,

“Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.” – Bill Nye.


Becoming a volunteer not only benefits those you are serving but it allows growth in our own lives,

“The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi


Let Makarios Rez be a place where you can share some of your life lessons and experience new things that will impact your future.

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