Join us on the second Wednesday of the month for lunch to learn from an expert about refugees and immigration. Our April issue awareness roundtable will feature William Murphy, executive director of Mary House. For more than 35 years, Mary House has been providing shelter, resources and a community for immigrant families in the DC area. The organization aims to respond to the needs of families from at-risk communities, while providing a safe haven that allows families to maintain their dignity. Mary House has helped families from Mexico, South and Central America, Ethiopia and Iraq. With thirteen sites in Northeast Washington, D.C. and Takoma Park, Maryland, Mary House can serve up to 50 families with affordable housing in addition to the food, clothing, and childcare services.
For more than three decades William Murphy and his wife Sharon have been helping the homeless. The couple started out by moving families into their own home and making them part of their family and have sheltered and cared for hundreds of families. In 2010, Murphy received the College of the Holy Cross Sanctae Crucis Award, the highest award of recognition Holy Cross bestows upon an alumnus or alumna. It recognizes alumni whose outstanding professional accomplishments, extraordinary community service or tremendous promise demonstrate that they embraced the full measure of the Holy Cross mission: Men and Women for Others. And in 2005, the Murphy’s were recipients of NBC 4 and The Community Foundation's Linowes Leadership Award as "Unsung Heroes in Our Community."
This issue roundtable series is designed to provide continued learning opportunities, encourage discussion on important social issues and enable students to learn from leaders in the nonprofit and social innovation fields. This event is a can’t miss opportunity for students interested in refugees, immigration and homelessness.
Space is limited, so reserve your seat today by clicking here.
William Murphy, Executive Director, Mary House
Kisha Logan, Manager, Do Good Accelerator
Refugees, Immigration, Homelessness
For More Information on Mary House, visit http://maryhouse.org/.