Mary Elizabeth House

Organization: Mary Elizabeth House

We provide life-skills training and support for young mothers who are in or have aged-out of the child welfare system. All of our young mothers have experienced family disruption and a host of other challenges that substantially impact their lives.

The Mary Elizabeth House commitment is to guide and support young women so that they become loving and nurturing parents, and empowered young women – intellectually, economically, socially, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Some of the skills offered and presented to residents include home management, employment and educational attainment. TMEH is also focused on supportive parenting and the healthy development of the children of these young women, ensuring that they are healthy and ready to learn when they enter school.

In our structured residential program, educational supports, mental health counseling, and spiritual guidance helps to stabilize young women and their children impacted by weak family and community connections, trauma, neglect and abuse.

Our organization supports young mothers, between the ages of 17 and 24, in a supportive five-year housing program. Their children benefit from our AsA Early Learning Academy (preschool program) which is also open to community children.

The Mary Elizabeth House assumes the full cost of maintaining our independent living facility and of all the programming provided to participants during their stay.

The Mary Elizabeth House, Inc. A Ministry
200-210 55th Street NE DC 20019