Some have immigrated from Mexico, Latin America, or Iraq; others have journeyed from Rwanda and Cameroon to seek political asylum; some have come to receive long-term treatment at Walter Reed. Nearly all Mary House clients have been traumatized by natural disaster, war, violence, or loss. So the transitional housing program comes first, supplemented by food deliveries, clothing, games, school supplies – and counseling. After school, youngsters work on language and study skills (summer means day camp), parents learn English, and a women’s group explores childrearing in a new country. Families attend workshops on money management, home ownership, employment, and other topics. In-house advocates and a web of partnerships ensure that everyone has access to the services and resources they need. Your partnership helps so many recover from trauma and rebuild their lives.

Headquarters: DC-Ward 5

Where They Operate: DC-Ward 5; MD-Montgomery County; MD-Prince George's County; Brookland Park; Michigan Park

Age Groups Served: Infants (0-2); Pre-K (3-4); Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49); Seniors (50+); All

Population(s) Served: Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members; Immigrants/Refugees

Schools They Work In: Elsie Stokes Whitlow Charter School

Awards & Recognition

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Budget (FY2016)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • The current budget for Mary House is: $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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