This Sacred Place, developed in partnership with The Arc Central Chesapeake Region, is located on the grounds of their Severn campus for staff and those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It offers services like financial assistance, living options and workforce development, customized for each participant.

At the time the Sacred Place was created, the headquarters of the nonprofit was expanding from a tiny location to 19,000 square feet with three new buildings for administration, training and collaboration, and a Sacred Place was part of the package. The campaign, Promise It Forward Capital, raised over $3 million dollars from state, local and philanthropic donations to help build the campus. “We stand before you proudly representing over 1,500 people who live, work, play but most importantly thrive in their communities,” Jonathon Rondeau, the chief executive officer and Firesoul, said. “This campus is more than just a group of buildings, it is a critical investment in the people and programs of The Arc Central Chesapeake Region.”