Mary Wheeler Circle

In 1893, Mary Wheeler and a small group of women founded and operated a refuge for neighboring women in desperate need, a refuge known today as Wheeler Mission. Their legacy of female philanthropy and service lives on in the Mary Wheeler Circle, an association for women to help other women.


Mary Wheeler Circle members will volunteer a minimum of once per month whether it be on site, at home through our prayer ministry, or another opportunity throughout the mission.


Members will also fulfill annual donation commitments and vote each year where those funds go to support Wheeler’s Center for Women & Children in Indianapolis.

GIVE: invest in women

Choose a financial commitment (paid monthly, quarterly, or annually):

  • Gold Level ($1000/year with two votes, able to apply for MWC Advisory Council)
  • Silver Level ($500/year with one vote, not able to apply for MWC Advisory Council)
  • Corporate member ($1,000/year Gold Level, sponsored by your employer)
SERVE: make a difference

Circle members commit to volunteering at least once per month. Opportunities may include: meal service, special events, recreation afternoons, etc. Alternative commitments can be made available to non-local members on a case-by-case basis.

GROW: learn to lead

GROW: Learn to lead!

Participate in trainings, tours, conversations, and events made exclusively available to Circle members. Leverage what you learn to change the trajectory for homeless women.

Join today by filling out the form below!


  • If using Corporate sponsorship, please include your info in Member Information and add your employer information to Special Instructions. Choose the ‘Bill me later’ button at the bottom of the form.


  • If paying by check, please click the ‘Bill me later’ button at the bottom of the form.

Wheeler Mission is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Your gift is tax deductible as allowed by law. In accordance with IRS regulations, no goods or services have been exchanged in conjunction with this gift. Your gifts are used to care for people in need all year long! To ensure privacy, we do not sell or rent our donors’ names, addresses, e-mails or phone numbers. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express on the donation form. Our online donation form utilizes the highest level of security. We are members of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, an exclusive organization with extraordinarily high standards. Our records are audited annually to make sure your gift is used the way it should be. No third parties will have access to your information.

Prayer Requests

Prayer Requests

Prayer requests:

  • That staffing gaps will be filled quickly by the right people
  • Peace for transition back into programming and the new normal for guests amid all the COVID changes
  • Unity and cohesion among the staff as we get over the crisis management hump and continue navigating the new landscape for our ladies
  • Fresh hope and energy for each guest who has experienced additional loss and chaos in their lives through the challenges of this year