MOMA's house Founder
The Story of the 3M's
Hi, I am Maraion Douglas - Founder/CEO of MOMA's house.
After working in Corporate America for almost 30 years, I had questioned my purpose. Even after leaving Kansas City and moving to Phoenix in 2004, I did not pursue my dream. February 2007, I again questioned my purpose, so I resigned from my position at American Express and began the journey of making the dream of MOMA's house a reality. Along that journey God began to put people in my path to make it happen.
The journey of MOMA's house began with what I call the 3M's:
- My Mother, whose door was always open while raising me and my 7 siblings as a single parent. At the age of 33 she took on the responsibility of 8 brothers and sisters after the death of her mother. Through her trust and belief in GOD, she fed, clothed, educated and gave hope to 16 children. So she laid the foundation for MOMA’s house.
- Myla, my daughter while going through her teenage years brought many of her friends to Mamma-D’s home for encouragement, food, love, laughter and a lot of hugs. Who after becoming a mother, said to me “I am thankful to God that I have a Mother like you”. She became the inspiration for MOMA’s house.
- Mary J. Blige, while watching "The Oprah Show" in February 2007, I saw the transformation of her life when she allowed GOD to step in and take control. She was able to give up a life of abuse, alcohol, drugs and the people who did not want her to succeed. I was able to feel her pain and the presence of God's spirit through the TV. She provided the confirmation that I must move forward with MOMA's house.