Mission Statement


Magnificat offers refuge and hope to the destitute by creating homes where people of different mental abilities, social backgrounds, religions and cultures can live together in community. We provide a bridge back to the outside world, and the confidence to cross it.

Our vision is to build community from diversity and to welcome the stranger–the stranger being the one who is different from the other. Community is our greatest strength, and through community we strive to reveal the special value that each person has to offer.


common ground

Since 1968, Magnificat Houses continues to flourish in this spirit.