Support Services

Marian House offers the following support services as part of its Transitional and Permanent Housing programs:

Counseling and Case Management

Residents of Marian House are provided intense personal counseling from our staff therapists. The staff has been trained to recognize the connection between chemical addiction and victimization. Through therapy, our counselors help residents uncover the source of their emotional distress, heal from the trauma of abuse or assault, overcome associated problems, and develop positive coping skills. Referrals to additional services such as health care and psychiatry are outsourced as needed. Read more about our counseling and case management services.

Addiction Treatment

Marian House provides on site recovery support services and each resident is assisted with developing a recovery plan that includes activities within Marian House as well as within the greater community. Marian House I provides a weekly, comprehensive addiction group on site for all incoming residents. Participants receive at least twenty-one hours of addiction education which include the disease model of addiction, early recovery, dual diagnosis, trauma symptoms and etiology, relapse prevention and spirituality through this process. Residents are also referred to outpatient drug treatment programs as needed and are expected to participate in the 12-step fellowship programs of AA and/or NA. Read more about our addiction treatment services.


Residents also benefit from services offered by the full time Education Coordinator and access to our George McManus Education Center. Each resident receives an educational assessment upon entry to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses and educational plans are developed. Marian House partners with Strong City Baltimore to provide on site GED classes. Individual tutoring and self-directed study are also provided. Read more about our education services.


Marian House has a full time Employment Coordinator who assists each resident with developing a comprehensive plan including pre-employment activities (e.g. resume writing, interview training.) In addition, job search assistance, job development, and employment retention skills are taught. Support for both the resident and employer are provided.. Read more about our employment services.

Life Skills

During her stay at Marian House, each resident learns the importance of basic life skills. Each resident completes weekly household chores which are assigned and supervised by our House Manager. Residents also prepare and share an evening meal together each weeknight which reinforces the element of community. Read more about our life skills services.

Family Reunification

As residents progress throughout the phases of the Marian House program, counselors and staff encourage them to reconnect with family members when appropriate. Many of our women have experienced separation from their children and families. Marian House encourages and facilitates the reunification process through supervised visits and special events. Read more about our family reunification services.