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Miriam's House is an affirmation of life: a home, a place in which women with AIDS - who otherwise have nowhere else to live - find warm acceptance, gentle challenge, and compassionate care.  Standing firmly in the belief that women living with HIV deserve the best we can give them, Miriam's House Board and staff strive daily to maintian compassionate presence to these women and to tell them in every way possible, " You are loved. You are worthy of love."

Miriam's House offers three levels of housing here on our one site, wrapped around a program of comprehensive services and support for recovery and sobriety: 

* a transitional program for women who recover health and are able to plan for a move to independent living
hospice (contracted with one of the area's professional organizations) for women who are living their last days
a permanent residence for as long as it is appropriate, for women who need neither of the other alternatives.

In-house services include addiction counseling, secondary medical care, respite care for mothers, support groups, financial counseling, personal care aide, transportation to appointments, and the loving support of a compassionate community.

Off-site services include physical, occupational, and speech therapies, medical care, counseling, acupuncture and alternative therapies, adult HIV/AIDS daycare, and NA/AA meetings.


COME AND LEARN about Miriam's House. 

The Come&Learn is a special opportunity to experience and learn more about Miriam's House: held monthly, these meetings last one hour and include a tour of the house after meeting staff, Board members and a resident. 


An Award-Winning Organization

Miriam's House has been recognized for both outstanding management and service in the Greater Washington, DC area. 

June 2003: Washington Post Award for Excellence in Non-Profit Management
* 2005: Selected for the 2005 Catalogue for Philanthropy
* October 2008: Acacia Federal Savings Bank Nice Guys Award. 
click here to read about this award.


IRS Form 990 provides information on certain federally tax-exempt organizations in regard to their mission, programs, and finances. You can read Miriam's House most recent Form 990 here.



Health Care Department
Luz Mary Castiblance / Personal Care Aide since 2006
Richard Cherry / Personal Care Aide since 2002
Yvonne Lee, LPN / Clinical Services Supervisor since 1999
Cassandra McCoy, RN / Clinical Services Director since 2007
Darlene McCray / Personal Care Aide since 2001
Eva Pesch/ AmeriCorps Member since 2009 

Yukari Suzuki / Resident Care Intern, Resident Intern since 2010


Social Services Department
Juliana Batemen
/ Social Services Manager                                   

Keely Hollahan/ Social Services Intern since 2009, Resident Intern 2009 - present
Cristina Flagg/ Outreach Coordinator since 2009, Resident Intern 2009-present

Faye Powell / Certified Addictions Counselor since 1996


Administration Department
Tim Fretz / Development Director since 1998
Donna Jackson / Office Manager since 1998
Jeannie Shaughnessy Hodges/ Interim Executive Director

Sam Collins/Executive Director (Beginning July 2010)


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