Women & Prison

In an interview with the Justice Policy Institute, Executive Director, Katie Allston, Marian House resident, Carol Ann, and advocate, Kimberly Haven, explore the experiences of mothers before, during, and after prison.

Take a listen here:

Justice Policy Institute – Women and Prison

Expanding Our Reach

We’re excited to share our 2018 Annual Report: Expanding Our Reach

The 2018 fiscal year was a monumental year for Marian House. We are delighted to share the reflections of our women, friends and supporters within these pages, and we hope you will join them in celebrating what YOU have helped make possible for the women and children of Marian House this past year. In every one of our women’s homes, and throughout the halls of Gorsuch Avenue, we witness and celebrate small but precious moments of transformation – a woman earning her first pay check, another woman celebrating months of sobriety, children being reunified with their families, and still other women celebrating passing their GED test. These moments are possible because of YOU; our friends, family, foundation and community supporters. CLICK THE LINK ABOVE TO LEARN MORE!

Ways to Get Involved at Marian House


Help us raise the vital funds needed to provide housing and support services to women and children in need by hosting a fundraising event! View our third-party fundraising ideas list.

Do you have friends, family or coworkers that you think would love to learn more about Marian House? Host or invite them to one of our existing monthly events or create your own! These events can be informational and/or act as a fundraiser.

Help our women prepare for the next step towards independence by participating in mock interviews. Provide insight, guidance, and experience to our women who are getting ready to apply for jobs!

You and a few friends, congregants or coworkers can volunteer to prepare a meal to drop off for, cook onsite (with or without the ladies) and/or serve to our women.

Do you have a special skill, talent or hobby you’d like to share with our women and children? Offer a one time or ongoing activity to share those gifts and teach them to others!

Our ladies need help supervising their little ones while they are at classes, appointments and meetings. You can also lend a hand to help us archive, file, inventory, clean, organize or more! Maybe you’d like to take a role in staffing our Marian House closet where residents can access items like donated clothing as they need it.

Commit to a calendar year of support including birthday and holiday gifts, welcome needs, encouragement and more. There are also opportunities to adopt a family at holiday time only.

Each new resident receives a welcome basket with items such as lotion, soap, shampoo, shower shoes, new twin sized bedding, new towels, etc. to help them get started on their new journey. You can donate items or help us assemble one or more baskets!

You can help us stock our pantry and supply closet by donating items that we need on a regular basis for our women and children.

We cannot do the work we do without the support of our committee members. You can volunteer to be a member of the following committees: Mission, Finance, Human Resources, Facilities, Advancement and the 5K Race Committee.

Contact us at advancement@marianhouse.org to get involved!

Marian House Video

Watch this video and learn more about Marian House through the women we serve.

“Marian House has transformed my life. I’m not alone anymore.”