Women's Stories

  • “Mary’s Place feeds me. They helped me find a home. They got me my medication. Mary’s Place saves my life every day.”
    Shirley

    In 2003 Shirley fell asleep at the wheel while working an overtime shift for her job.  Her car slid under a refrigerated truck...

  • “At Mary’s Place, they listen.”
    Sandra & Cheri

    Sandra, a single mom, worked as a school bus driver for 13 years.  When she broke a bone in her knee that required surgery,...

  • “Mary’s Place is helping me find a job and makes sure my son gets to the preschool he adores. I don’t know what I would...
    Rosie & Paco

    Rosie and her six brothers and sisters were dropped off at an orphanage in New York in the late 1960’s.  Her family was from...

  • “Rhonda found the safe and accepting community she needed to break her pattern of depression and begin rebuilding her...
    Rhonda

    In 2001, after her partner of 20 years died of breast cancer, Rhonda began a cycle of depression, hospitalization, and...

  • “Mary’s Place has always been there for me. The women there celebrated my accomplishments and held my hand during my...
    Monica

    Monica has survived things most of us could never imagine.  She has been raped, beaten and left for dead more than once.  She...

  • “Jessie discovered Mary’s Place was there to support her – but not enable her.”
    Jessie

    Jessie was hungry, exhausted, depressed, and addicted to crack cocaine when she first heard about Mary’s Place from a friend....

  • “I may have had a home, but I had cancer and I felt helpless and hopeless. Coming to Mary’s Place gave me hope. That is...
    Darla

    Darla came to Mary’s Place after she had been undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer.  She had a friend who used to work for...

  • “Seattle is a kind city. And perhaps the kindest place in this city is Mary’s Place. They saved us.”
    Beth

    Beth came to Mary’s Place a little over a year ago. She had left a life of 20 years of drugs and crime in Southern California...