A peaceful pond in the garden at the Mary Wade Home

Model of Care

What sets us apart

The Mary Wade organization is constantly evolving to ensure that residents and members receive the best care in the country. We strive to be innovators, constantly developing better models and methods to provide that care.

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A view of the Mary Wade Home garden as it looked in 1932

Our History

149 Years of Caring

On September 8th 1866, a group of women from prominent Connecticut families met at the home of Mrs. Henrietta Whitney (widow of the late inventor Eli). The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the establishment of “The Home for the Friendless,” a shelter for homeless (and often pregnant) young women in need of support and guidance.

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Mary Wade CEO David V. Hunter accepting an award

Awards & Affiliations

Community, State, & National Recognition

The Leading Age, formerly The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) and Larson Allen LLP, have selected Mary Wade as an inaugural honoree in the “Pathway to Greatness” Recognition Program.

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A view of the Mary Wade campus on a summer afternoon


State of the art care with all the comforts of home

Located in New Haven, Connecticut, the expansive, enclosed grounds of the Mary Wade Home, with their sculptured walkways, gardens, benches and tall trees, lend an atmosphere of tranquility ordinarily found only in the countryside.

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Mary Wade staff and residents enjoying a garden party

Our Community

Reaching out to our neighbors

Part of our commitment to the residents is our involvement with the broader community. Community outreach efforts allow residents to share their knowledge and talents with their neighbors, as well as meet and socialize with a wide variety of people.

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