About Mary & Martha House

Mary & Martha House is a private non-profit, tax exempt corporation primarily dependent on private contributions. The Board of Directors is comprised of residents of Hillsborough County, who donate their time, provide direction, oversee the budget and ensure the needs of the clients are met.

Founded in 1982, Mary & Martha House has been helping women and families escape domestic violence & homelessness for 40 years.

Mary & Martha House provides individualized case management for each woman to identify personal barriers and overcome them. Mary & Martha House is not a one-size-fits all or group program. Each client receives individual counseling services to help her conquer her unique struggles.


Mary & Martha House has been helping women and families escape domestic violence & homelessness for over 35 years.



Mary & Martha House will be the catalyst that helps abused and homeless women and their children to transform their lives. We provide the shelter, support, and success to help women get out of crisis and reclaim a life with strength, honor, and dignity.



To provide emergency and transitional housing and support services to abused and homeless women and their dependent children so that they will gain employment and successfully transition to permanent housing.

Compassion: We have a deep awareness of the physical and emotional needs of people.
Respect: We appreciate others, holding each individual in high esteem.
Excellence: We provide the highest quality in best practices, programming, management, and services.
Integrity: We practice ethical actions and rational decisions that reflect honesty, responsibility, and accountability.
Confidentiality: We protect confidentiality of all professionally obtained information, except to prevent imminent harm to residents or other identifiable persons.

Our Story

Mary & Martha House derives its name from a story about two sisters in the Bible. Mary and Martha teach us the value of avoiding distractions and focusing on the personal connections that give life meaning – what Jesus called Mary’s “good part” (Luke 10:39-42).

It’s easy in life to get caught up with distractions. But we should not let those distractions take our focus away from what really matters– the personal relationships that give life meaning.

Making An Impact

Mary & Martha House helps countless individuals every year. The financial impact of pulling a family out of homelessness and rebuilding their lives is exponential. There is a huge multiplier effect when you have families who can now send their children to school, and mothers who are confident and fully employed.


We cannot do this without your help. There are so many ways to give.
With your help we can transform many more lives, and rebuild and strengthen our community, one victim at a time.


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