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Continue Our Rich Heritage

On February 23, 2022, TMH celebrated the 135th anniversary of our Charter from Congress to “provide a temporary home for young women coming to and being in the District of Columbia, who shall, from any cause be in want of and willing to accept temporary home, care and assistance.” To ensure that TMH is here for generations of young women to come, we are marking this historic achievement by launching a two-part Annual Campaign.

The first part is designed to reconnect and partner with hundreds of former residents from across the years and around the world to create a dynamic TMH Alumnae network. Check out the growing Alumnae section of the website and the TMH Facebook Page (and be sure to LIKE it while you are there!) for more information and get involved in DC events.

In the second part of the campaign, we invite and encourage many more people – alumnae, families, DC and Capitol Hill partners, vendors and friends – to support TMH financially. To pay it forward so that we can continue to offer the unique TMH experience to women for decades to come.

In 2019, 373 young women from 26 countries and 47 states called Thompson-Markward Hall their “home away from home.” They shared thousands of meals, streamed dozens of videos, studied for their college and graduate classes and prepared for certification exams. They started new jobs, interned on Capitol Hill and in dozens of agencies, binge-watched TV shows together, talked into the wee-hours of the night and made lifelong friends.

Each year we receive dozens of notes from young women like Hannah who say, “TMH made my internship experience. I loved getting to meet so many wonderful young women and knowing I had a safe, lovely place to stay.” As a nonprofit, we provide them with their housing and meals within a caring community in the safe and convenient Capitol Hill neighborhood at a very affordable price. We want to be able to keep the cost affordable for them while ensuring high quality and great customer care.

We believe that our historic building and grounds TMH is core to the TMH experience – a place that blends an inspiring, rich heritage with modern convenience and innovation.

But, a 90 year-old building requires a great deal of care and attention just to keep up. And, we want to do more than keep up because each of our young women deserves a truly memorable TMH experience. We are already moving forward: we recently made a major upgrade to the Wi-Fi access for the residents and updated the look of both the kitchen and dining room.

To keep the room & board rates reasonable while delivering great customer care, we need your financial support. To mark our 133rd anniversary, we ask you to please support our Annual Campaign with your generous gift. The Board, the residents thank you in advance!

Planned Giving

TMH offers various options for planned giving—gifts of retirement assets, bequests, estate planning, for examples—that work to ensure a bright TMH future while potentially earning financial benefits for your gift.

Contact the Executive Director at 202-546-3255 or email to discuss. We’d love to hear from you.

Resident Resources

Room and board is due on the first of every month. TMH does not issue payment notices. A $20.00 late fee is charged everyday beginning at 9:00 pm on the 5th day of the month until the room and board payment is received. If you are unable to make your monthly payment for any reason, please speak to management immediately.

Room and board includes the first day of the month until the morning of the last day of the month or until the morning of the day of check-out, whichever day comes first.

In the event that a resident does not stay the entire month, rent will be prorated within the same month. To view the pro-rated fee schedule and a list of other fees—click here: TMH Pro-Rated Fee Schedule 6-1-2022


Each resident is asked to abide by the TMH House Rules and Regulations stipulated here: House Rules and ProceduresRule-packet-Emergency-Procedures-Updated-12-2019. Please read this document to become familiar with TMH policies and procedures such as guest policies, meal times, smoking areas, printer and copier use, Internet and telephone use, damage charges, and much more.

Monday-Friday hours / breakfast 7:00am-9:30am dinner 5:45pm – 8:00pm sat hours / breakfast 8:00 – 11:00am sun hours / brunch 8:00 – 11:00am dinner 5:00pm-7:00pm

Weekly Menu

Commuting: Metro stops within walking distance are Union Station, Capitol South, and Eastern Market. Refillable SMARTRIP cards are available for purchase at all metro stops. For more information on public transportation visit WMATA.

Parking: TMH does not offer parking and street parking is limited. Most areas offer 2 hour parking from 7:00am-8:30pm and unlimited overnight parking without a permit. However, if you do not have a Residential Parking Permit and your car is seen in the area repeatedly within a 30-day period you may be ticketed for not obtaining proper tags.

Union Station is the nearest public parking garage. There is generally a wait list for obtaining a parking space. Click here to visit their website to obtain up-to-date information.

Temporary Parking Permits: DC offers Reciprocity Parking Permits in special situations. Click here to see if you qualify. If you meet the requirements, you can obtain a Proof of Residency form from the front office.

Registering Your Vehicle in DC: If you do not meet the requirements for a temporary parking permit, you may choose to register your vehicle in DC. Click here for specific instructions.

Other Transportation Information:

  • Voting: To become a registered voter in the DC area, visit the Board of Elections & Ethics. Please note that you must unregister from your current voting state in order to register as a voter in DC.
  • DC One Card: DC has a new initiative to incorporate multiple cards into one all-inclusive card. The DCOne Card is a library card, Metro card, and can grant access to Public Parks programs. Click here to register or get more information.
  • DC Plastic Bag Policy: Washington DC’s Skip the Bag, Save the River Initiative requires a $0.05 fee per bag from businesses selling food and alcohol. Be sure to take reusable bags with you to the grocery store to avoid the fee.
  • DC Emergency Alerts: The DC Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Response has an alert system to notify residents of severe weather, police activity, road closures, and school and government closings. Notifications can be received via email or text message and can be specified to neighborhoods or work areas. For text alerts sign up here.
  • DC Metropolitan Police Resources: DC Metro PD offers several resources as well as an anonymous tip line for security concerns. You can find the tip line number as well as other important emergency phone numbers here.