COVID-19 Protocol (updated as of March, 17, 2022) can be found HERE.

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 Robyn

Merica House

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.


Cathy went to this Board of Supervisor’s event as the Miss Wheelchair representative for Virginia.  She volunteered at The Arc for many years.

Meet Our Residents  (video)

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.

The Alliance for the Physically Disabled is a recipient of the Fairfax County Consolidated Community Funding Pool 2022-2024.


Potential donors: financial statements can be obtained from the Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs.