Mary House serves up to 50 families by providing transitional housing for those in crisis. We serve many types of families from immigrants to single mothers to grandparents and grandchildren. What binds the program is that all families share the desire to become the strongest parents possible and to provide a safe and secure environment for their children.
With the assistance of Mary House family advocates, families living in transitional housing work to secure stable employment, pursue education and address health care issues.

Too often, families have to make difficult choices about buying food, paying rent, or providing medical care for their children. Fortunately, Mary House offers a monthly food pantry providing basic ingredients and produce as well as a supplemental food program for children in our after school program.

The kids closet is a space where parents can exchange their children’s clothes for new and lightly used items, which helps to reuse and recycle Mary House resources and facilitate sharing between mothers.

Mary House has run its free After School Tutoring and Mentor Program since 1997. Serving up to thirty students at a time, we have a strong partnership with schools in the neighborhood that allows us to pick the children up from school and walk them to our site. Many of the students we work with live in homes where English is not spoken primarily, so we work with children to improve their reading, writing and comprehension skills.

We aim to provide a safe and nurturing environment where kids complete their homework, have access to help from tutors, and receive mentoring from DC high school and college volunteers.

The Mary House Summer Camp is a six week, full-day summer camp for kids who live at Mary House or are involved in our after school program. 


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