"there was no room for them in the inn"
is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was
pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was
found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. Matthew
So they hurried off and found Mary and
Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen
him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this
child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to
them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her
heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the
things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
the name of the earthly mother of Jesus Christ. When Jesus was
born, Mary was without a place to stay, so she gave birth to Jesus in a
stable. There is currently no one by the name of Mary living in
Mary's House. (...and yes, the accomodations at Mary's House are
a bit less humble than a stable!)
is Mary's House?
House is located in a rural area near the Frederick County / Carroll
County border in Maryland. Please call or E-mail us if you would
like to visit, and we will gladly furnish you with our address and
funds Mary's House?
Mary's House property and house was donated by the Laneve's, and is
regular contributions from several area Christian churches, and
many organizations throughout the Frederick and Carroll County
communities. We are NOT affiliated with any specific Christian
How can I help/donate to Mary's House?
girls typically come to Mary's House?
parents or boyfriends give girls the "get an abortion or 'hit the
road'" ultimatum, they choose 'hit the road', and come to Mary's
House. They have better choices here!
else can I read about Mary's House?
God's love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring
you to eternal life. Jude 1:21
long can I stay at Mary's House?
should figure on being able to stay for about 1 year. Some
have stayed a few months longer, and some a few months less.
is to serve single+homeless+pregnant women; we do NOT have
accomodations for men. Visitations by boyfriends are permissible,
but must be considered on a case-by-case basis.
do I go
when I leave Mary's House?
girls with finding future housing, but the details vary on a
case-by-case basis. In the past, we have seen girls go on to rent
apartments (with HUD assistance), move back with relatives, and even
get married. We are actively working to build up a network of
people willing to provide transitional housing. One of our dreams
is to rennovate the storage building next door, where we would have
room for 4 additional bedrooms, but this will be at least a few more
years in coming.
bring my multiple children with me to stay at
general, no, but there have been exceptions. Our aim is to help
girls with their FIRST pregnancy. We can only determine this for
on a case-by-case basis, however. Keep in mind that all of your
children will need to share a single room with you, and that room is
you help me with addictions or other mental disorders?
have the resources to deal with addictions or
mental disorders at Mary's House, so girls with such problems will not
be able to stay at Mary's House. But we can help refer girls with
problems to other agencies who may be able to help.
much does it cost to stay at Mary's House?
no up-front or monthly cost to live at Mary's House, nor are there any
costs for food or utilities. In some
situations, we may need to be "extremely persuasive" in "convincing"
to take advantage of their stay at Mary's House to save up some money,
so they have something to build on when they leave.
live at Mary's House and have not yet graduated, where will I go to high school?
Students attend high
school at Francis Scott Key High School (see FSK Home Page or stats), which is less
than 5 miles away.
do I store all my belongings when I come to Mary's House?
have very limited storage space at Mary's House. Each girl can
store as many belongings as she wishes in her bedroom, but other than
that, there really is very little space. Any girl having more
belongings will need to make arrangements to store her extra
belongings elsewhere during her stay at Mary's House.
What is it like to live at Mary's House?
be living in a small family environment, along with up to 2 other
pregnant girls and 3-4 other school-age kids. We try to treat
girls just as if they were our own children. We have simple
rules, but nothing you wouldn't expect in a normal family, e.g., "if
you make a mess, clean it up", "get along with and respect each other",
"be home by so-and-so time", etc., those types of things. We
strive for "normalcy", with as little "drama" as possible.
What's the "catch"?
is NO catch. We simply recognize that unwanted pregnancies are a
HUGE problem in our society, and we want to help in any way we can.