The terror doesn't end when you leave your abuser...
Mary & Martha's House. Shelter. Support. Success.


Mary & Martha House offers a safe environment where abused and homeless women and their children in Hillsborough County can regroup and begin their journey toward personal and economic independence. To fulfill this mission, our organization provides:


Emergency and Transitional housing delivered with respect

•Individual case management and Support Services

•Crisis stabilization

•Building self-esteem

•Emotional coping strategies



Bridge into Permanent Housing Services

  • Short Term Emergency Shelter (Phase 1) Housing and support services are provided for up to 90 days, to help the family in crisis, assess their immediate needs and provide access to community resources.
  • Transitional Housing (Phase 2) Once the family is stabilized and has developed  their individual employment and housing stabilization plans, they are eligible to be transferred into  Transitional Housing where they can reside for up to 6 months to address the longer term goals of the family. Clients are required to seek employment and to utilize all available community resources to achieve self-sufficiency.


Advocacy, employee readiness, and financial preparedness

•Employment Readiness & Soft Skills and knowledge Training

•Budgeting and Money Management Skills

•Individual employment and house stabilization

•Encourager and mentor programs

•On-the-Job Training at our thrift stores

•Community Referrals & Services

•Positive work place attitudes

•Education development



Fulltime employment, financial stability, and permanent housing

•Personal empowerment and confidence

•Active community citizen

•Overcoming individual barriers

•Credit repair

•Maintain checking and savings accounts

• rebuild family unit and connections

•Healing and stabilization

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