"This place was here for me when nobody else was. I was afraid I'd have to find a way to live on the street with my baby, so I'm very grateful." - Ashley, Miriam House resident

Miriam House

Located in Norwalk, Miriam House is a transitional housing facility that offers safe and stable housing to homeless women and their children.  Catholic Charities staff help residents identify issues that have contributed to their homelessness.  Clients receive resources and guidance to rebuild their lives and to develop the skills necessary to regain self-sufficiency and to secure stable, independent housing.

Women seek shelter at the Miriam House for a variety of reasons.  These include prolonged unemployment or to escape domestic abuse or unsafe housing.  Regardless of how our residents are led to Miriam House, they all share the common need for support and resources while they rebuild their lives and prepare for successful transition to permanent housing.

The name, Miriam House, reflects the importance of Miriam, sister of Moses, who stood by him from his birth and assisted him throughout her long and dedicated life.

Learn more:

For more information about Miriam House, please contact Roxanne Sandles, Program Coordinator, at 419-668-3073, ext. 107 or rsandles@toledodiocese.org.

Our Mission

Catholic Charities makes real the love that God has for each individual person regardless of their faith or background by serving the poor, speaking for and assisting the neglected and forgotten, respecting and promoting life from beginning to end and nurturing and supporting individuals and families.