Mary House was started in 1980 in Washington D.C. by Bill and Sharon Murphy. What started out as a single family living in the basement of their home has turned into a 13 property non-profit that provides housing, advocacy services, food services, and support services for immigrant and refugee families. In our housing program, Mary House provides both free housing for homeless families and low cost transitional housing. Mary House advocates on behalf of families, assisting them with crisis intervention and advocating for children within the D.C.P.S. system. Our food service program serves 75 to 100 families per week, providing canned goods and produce. Our support services are available to resident families and other families in-need. These services include an adult resource center, an after school program, and summer camp. Most important focus of our work here at Mary House is making families feel safe and supported. We help families achieve the financial and emotional stability they need to live happier, safer lives. Mary House, families in ministry to families.