Location: Altoona

Mariama wants to provide a space where someone has the opportunity to build a life-long bond and create a family-oriented atmosphere. She has years of experience caring for individuals with disabilities and mental illness, and she is passionate about making a difference in the lives of others.

Mariama, her fiancé, her eight-year-old daughter, and a family member temporarily residing in the home are ready to welcome a nonsmoking female mentee into their home. Mariama’s home would be ideal for an individual who is either employed or in a day program. They love doing family activities together, like games, sight-seeing, going on walks, going to the movies, travelling, participating in local library activities, and going to museums. Mariama is also an active member in her church community and she enjoys attending Bible studies and services on weekends.

The family’s home is near several local restaurants, a movie theater, and Adventureland. It includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, a dining room, and a family room all on the same floor. Mariama is currently working on finishing the basement in the home, which will add another bathroom, family room, and bedroom.

Mariama and her family love celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas together and on New Year’s Eve, they attend a midnight church service to celebrate. If you or someone you know would like to join Mariama in these traditions, reach out today! Contact us by calling 515.238.3085 or emailing HostHome@LSIowa.org.

A message from Mariama to her Host Homes mentee: “My family and I will welcome you with open arms from whatever background or area of life you are from. We will respect your views and opinions and appreciate you for who you are while loving you and embracing your unique personality.”

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