about us

 
 
 
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Mary’s Place believes that no one’s child should sleep outside.

We provide safe, inclusive shelter and services that support women, children and families on their journey out of homelessness. Across nine emergency family shelters in King County, we keep struggling families together, inside, and safe when they have no place else to go providing shelter, services, resources, community, and hope. 

Basic needs are met each day: meals, showers, and laundry facilities–children are connected with schools. In the evening, families in shelter have dinner, do homework, socialize, and prepare for the week ahead. Resources are offered each day for housing, employment, wellness, and financial needs. Housing specialists work with families to address barriers and empower parents to build family stability, secure housing, and prepare for employment. Kids do homework, participate in fun and enriching activities, and go on outings and adventures in our on-site Kids Club. 

Children with life threatening illnesses should not be living in cars and tents awaiting chemo or dialysis. Families, who have lost everything in the struggle to get their child well, have a place to receive care and support in shelter at Mary's Place Popsicle Place program.

We also operate a Women’s Day Center in downtown Seattle that provides meals, showers, laundry, access to resources, and community to over a hundred women each day.

The support of the community keeps our doors open. The path out of homelessness can be long and challenging. We seek to build bridges of understanding about homelessness and its solutions. Since 1999, Mary’s Place has helped hundreds of women and families move out of homelessness into more stable situations. 

Each person that finds housing is ultimately responsible for his or her accomplishment, but often a community of support, education, and advocacy has helped along the way.