About this Sacred Place

Martha’s Place is a Maryland state-certified recovery program for women overcoming substance abuse and homelessness. Martha’s Place borders Baltimore’s communities of Sandtown-Winchester and Upton and offers long-term Single Room Occupancy (SRO) housing.

Martha’s Place provides a structured recovery program to help clients maintain sobriety and develop life-skills vital for independent living. While national recovery rates from drug addiction are commonly listed at a 30% success rate, Martha’s Place has operated its long-term SRO program with a successful recovery rate of 75% since opening in 2005.

This site along Pennsylvania Avenue includes a lush green space with trees, flowers, a mural, pond, and fountain. Providing a natural area of contemplation and serenity, the Martha’s Place garden is just one of the many points of service and care within the scope of Intersection of Change, an organization dedicated to providing programs that enrich the economic, social, and spiritual lives of those dealing with poverty-related issues in Sandtown-Winchester and surrounding communities of west Baltimore.