November 19, 2020

Non-essential visits / visitors to Merica House are being restricted until further notice.

Essential visits / visitors (e.g. aides, first responders, food delivery, medical delivery, required repair & maintenance) are not being restricted. Essential visitors are required to wear a face covering (covers mouth and nose) at all times and should maintain social distancing (6 feet) whenever possible. If a visitor does not have a face covering, one will be provided. All visitors should complete the Health Department Log sheet upon entering Merica House. Questions pertaining to visitation should be directed to the Alliance for the Physically Disabled (703-671-7991, apdsuper1@cox.net).  See below for the complete Coronavirus Safety Protocol:

To help protect us against the spread of the corona virus, visiting restrictions are in place at Merica House. We will continue to keep in touch with friends and family by phone, email and Facetime.

We hope everyone stays well.

Cathy, Deirdre, Joe, Matthew and Maureen


Merica House is home to 3 women and 2 men with a variety of severe physical disabilities. The Alliance for the Physically Disabled (APD) has helped to make possible the dream of Harry Merica for a home that would allow independent living for severely physically disabled adults. Too often the only option is living out life in a nursing home or other institution. By living together these adults can share the cost of rent, aides, and staff. Many people volunteer time, skills, and resources to truly make Merica House home for these special people.

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The APD is a non-profit organization committed to creating accessible and affordable housing opportunities with full time personal assistant services for adults with physical disabilities. We are a 501 ( c ) (3) organization. All donations of cash or donations in kind are tax deductible.