About Maxies H.O.U.S.E

About Maxies H.O.U.S.E.

Maxie’s H.O.U.S.E is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public, parents, child caregivers and lawmakers about the need to insure the safety and well-being of a child in blended families.

Maxie’s H.O.U.S.E contains resources including case studies, facts and figures to aid multiple households in positively affecting a child’s life. It also strives to build and create awareness for National and public decision makers on the impact that living in multiple households has on a child’s life. Regardless of the caregiver, a child’s home environment should feel safe and happy.


Maxie’s H.O.U.S.E was founded in 2012 by Doctor Dina Shacknai, mother of Max Shacknai. Max died tragically in July 2011 on Coronado Island, San Diego. Dina felt the best way to honor the memory of her son Max was to build a non profit organization which would be the voice of children of blended families around the country, as well as an educational resource for parents and caretakers