Mary Rose Maher
Mary Rose Maher worked for over 15 years helping abusive priests within the Catholic Church.
In that time, she learned there were many organizations and a great deal of support
for abusive priests, but very little
support for Survivors of clergy abuse.
After meeting a fellow Survivor of her parish priest, Fr. Eduard Perrone, Mary Rose helped him to present his story to the press. This significant experience was the beginning of St. Mary's Haven,
because no Survivor should ever be alone
during their journey of recovery.
Because of her own experience helping abusive priests and underage drinking in the rectory with Fr. Eduard Perrone,
Mary Rose is passionate to help other Survivors find healing resources and
be a partner in recovery.
William Chundrlik graduated from Oakland University in 2015 with a degree in Political Science and Journalism. He spent much of his youth as an active volunteer and advocate for the disenfranchised.
After meeting another Survivor of Fr. Eduard Perrone, William was moved by his story and experience. Together, they discussed the amount of resources supporting Fr. Perrone and his staggering belief of innocence. Yet, resources and support for his Survivor was far less. They decided this was a problem we could fix.
By bringing together people who care about Survivors and organizing a coalition, we guarantee every Survivor can be confident
they are never alone.
William Chundrlik and Mary Rose Maher started St. Mary's Haven in April of 2019 to advocate on behalf of Survivors and provide support at a community level.