For over three decades, Marian House has been caring for homeless women in need of special care. According to the 2016 Annual Report on Homelessness, prepared by Maryland’s Interagency Council on Homelessness, statewide data showed that 39% of the State’s homeless population were female. Through our work with this vulnerable population, we have found this to be attributed to substantial barriers such mental health issues, histories of substance abuse and trauma, criminal records, lack of employment and lack of education. Therefore, we specialize our program so that we are able to provide services that help alleviate, if not, completely eliminate, these barriers for our women so that they may achieve true independence. However, we cannot do this alone and must look to our community for support. There are many ways in which you can help support our work and our women.