Our Mission: We seek to support & educate kids, parents, and the public about the disease of addiction
The Marah Project was founded in the summer of 2012 to honor the memory of Marah Williams, a brilliant, beautiful and unique young woman who died of an accidental heroin overdose. Marah had a deep connection and concern for others who struggled, and was adored by many. When we began, the project focused on helping teens at risk in the Seattle area by providing paid internships in community service organizations. It was a big success, giving kids confidence they never possessed before, allowing them insight into the nonprofit world, and providing valuable job experience. But in the past few years, as the nation’s heroin epidemic spiraled out of control, we began to turn our attention toward more tangible ways to dive into this crisis. Today The Marah Project is active across the nation–speaking to teen groups, high schools, parents, federal judges, academic institutions and dozens of service organizations to help educate people about this complex problem of addiction. We have advocated for compassion and understanding before television and radio audiences, and helped draft legislation to make naloxone more accessible in the state of Washington. As President Obama stated recently, this is a problem that affects all of us. Join us to help find solutions.
Help us save lives! We welcome your tax-deductable donation of any amount. Please specify “The Marah Project” when donating through the Kids Without Borders website, which is our umbrella non-profit organization: