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"Marian House staff makes you feel that you are not alone - that you can make it through one of the hardest times of your life. Without Marian House, I would not be where I am today." - A former guest

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Marian House has as its mission to meet the needs of women and children who find themselves homeless. The staff is committed to creating a safe, holistic, nonjudgmental environment, which fosters empowerment, personal growth, and healthy life choices.


Founded in 1982, Marian House has provided temporary shelter and assistance in Clearfield County and the surrounding areas for women and children in crisis. People come to Marian House because they are homeless, evicted, pregnant, displaced, or victims of crimes such as domestic violence or sexual assault. By providing a quiet and nurturing environment, staff and volunteers work to empower each woman to make positive decisions for her future.

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Persons staying at Marian House, both through the Emergency Shelter and the Chrysalis Program, are provided with meals, clothing and shelter. Also provided is advocacy and assistance in obtaining needed services, supportive counseling, educational workshops, a weekly support group, adult and child recreation, a safe and supportive environment, and networking with county agencies.

Chrysalis Program

The Chrysalis Program empowers women who are caught in the cycle of poverty and homelessness. Marian House will stand in the gap by providing women in need with a long term supportive program which fosters personal growth in conjunction with assessment of their needs for homelessness and works to establish a specific program according to their individual needs. Participants of the program have opportunities for working through the issues that cause them to become homeless, counseling and education training for employment, and workshops in communication, healthy relationships, self-esteem, basic life skills, finances, and other programs according to individual needs. The staff actively listens and helps women get in touch with their feelings, discusses options, works toward steps to empowerment, and assists them in learning to make healthy life choices.

Emergency Shelter

People come to Marian House because they are homeless, evicted, pregnant, displaced, or victims of crimes such as domestic violence or sexual assault.

Marian House provides a 24-hour-a-day hotline. Call 814-765-5646.

All services of the Marian House are confidential.

Marian House Director, Sr. Ruth Ann
Sr. Ruth Ann, Marian House Director
having a house meeting with guests
Guests of the Marian House
attending an educational workshop

Marian House Educational

Marian House is in need of donations of household items and supplies. Financial support and volunteers are also needed. All financial donations are tax deductible. Volunteers assist with office work, housekeeping, mentoring, and more. Email for more information about becoming a volunteer.