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Mary House Washington



Washington, DC 20017

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Class of Housing: Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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This is a Non Profit Organization that provides Transitional Housing. Review the details below:
Mary House founders Bill and Sharon Murphy started this type of shelter and related services based on what they saw and learned after several years of local community service (where they met, married, and started their own family). They believed that a homeless family must be rooted in a safe and nurturing environment before they can begin the process of healing their emotional scars and rebuilding their economic base. Whether working through outreach services or housing programs, Mary House staff, while meeting immediate needs, builds a relationship with the participants that generates mutual respect, understanding, and healthy dialogue.

Fees may apply for this Transitional Housing resource. Contact Mary House with the contact information we provided to get full details. Oftentimes you can apply for sliding scale fee payment or other options if you are low income. You will need to speak with them to see if you qualify.

Website: http://www.maryhouse.org

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Helpful Definitions For Mary House Washington:

Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.

Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.

Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.

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