Remember Ms. Amelia and Martha's Place?
When Ms. Amelia and her husband started connecting with Baltimore neighbors two decades ago, the people said they desperately needed transitional housing for women who were newly sober. Babies needed their moms to have safe spaces where they could stay clean and healthy. Ms. Amelia, who lost her own sister to addiction, gathered her broken heart, rallied volunteers who were also brokenhearted, and together they purchased and renovated an abandoned building haunted by drug dealers, and opened Martha’s Place in 2000. They have been tirelessly serving the community and recovering warriors, including Diane and Ada, ever since.
In December 2017, through Together Rising, you rallied to raise $175,000 to keep their life-saving, community-healing work going for the next year. We've remained close with the amazing people at Martha's Place and when they needed to replace their dilapidated furnishings so that their surroundings matched the dignity of their mission to stay sober and self-sufficient, you stepped in to make that happen.
Thank you for standing with the those helping and healing at Martha's Place.