Making An Impact

Our Mission

At Mary & Martha House, our mission is to offer a sanctuary of safety and support to women and their children who have experienced the profound challenges of domestic violence and homelessness. Guided by compassion and a commitment to restoring dignity and self-worth, we strive to empower survivors on their journey to healing and independence.


When women enter our shelter, they are truly in crisis mode. Often, women stay with their abusers because the only other choice is homelessness. Mary & Martha’s three shelters provide a safe haven for victims to escape abuse and begin recovery. Our shelters are designed to be just like home, with each family having their own space.


Much like the wise Mary from the Bible, we know that it’s not just busy work that achieves results – it is the “good part.” Mary & Martha House provides individualized case management, which is the key to giving clients what they need to succeed. Spending time with each other, building relationships, and trust enables us to mend hearts, grow minds, and build spirit.


At Mary & Martha we take every opportunity to celebrate success – even the smallest ones. Our clients learn how to build their confidence. This sense of achievement gives them the determination they need to keep working so they can achieve ultimate success: acquiring job skills, finding employment, and moving on to permanent housing.

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Making an impact

Helping women and families escape domestic violence & homelessness for over 40 years.

When women enter Mary & Martha House, their lives are broken from battle and they are desperate for help. Mary & Martha House guides victims of domestic violence on a path to healing & hope, recovery & rebuilding, self-reliance & success.

Remembering Laurie Herring:

A shining beacon of inspiration that continues to guide us

Laurie’s passion for helping others and her dedication to making the world a better place were truly remarkable. She touched the lives of many with her warmth, kindness, and unwavering spirit. Laurie’s legacy lives on in our hearts and is a testament to the enduring power of love, friendship, and community.

Help us support the causes that meant so much to her and keep her spirit alive in our hearts. Together, we can make a positive impact in Laurie’s honor and create a lasting tribute to her remarkable life.

Transformation starts here


Employment readiness helps to enhance workplace skills to make clients more employable.

Up to 57%

of women report that domestic violence was the immediate cause of their homelessness.

98 %

of women who complete our program move on to successful employment & permanent housing.

40+ years

helping women and families escape domestic violence and homelessness.

Who we are.

Our Values

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We have a deep awareness of the physical and emotional needs of people.


We appreciate others, holding each individual in high esteem.


We provide the highest quality in best practices, programming, management, and services.


We practice ethical actions and rational decisions that reflect honesty, responsibility, and accountability.


We protect all professionally obtained information, except to prevent imminent harm to residents/other identifiable persons.


Thank you to our great local sponsors and event partners!

Mary & Martha House is a 501c3 tax exempt corp. E.I.N.#59-2788323. Florida Solicitation of Contributions Registration #CC8168424829

Mailing Address

PO Box 1251, Ruskin Fl. 33575

Administrative Office

Shelter Office

Main & Shelter Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 9:00AM – 4:30PM


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