30 Women, 30 Stories - Issue Related Videos

These videos feature Marian House alumnae and experts talking about addiction, incarceration, homelessness, mental illness, and trauma—issues faced by Marian House women and others like them as they move from dependence to independence. To obtain a DVD of the following videos, please contact info@marianhouse.org or call 410-467-4246.

Addiction

Addiction: A Primer (6:30)
Dr. Tom Cargiulo, Director of the Tackling Drug Addiction Initiative at the Open Society Institute-Baltimore, and Greg Warren, President and CEO of Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems, offer insights on addiction and its impact.

 

Addiction: Perspectives (9:51)
Marian House alumnae Audrey Fisher, Deneen Houze, Cynthia Kopec, Carol Smith, Paris Turner, and Chrystal Wesby share their stories of addiction and recovery.

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Incarceration

Incarceration: A Primer (4:06)
Monique Dixon, Director of the Criminal & Juvenile Justice Program at the Open Society Institute-Baltimore, on how incarceration affects the women Marian House serves and others like them.

 

Incarceration: Perspectives (7:38)
Marian House alumnae Audrey Fisher, Nalisha Gibbs, Cynthia Hall, Carol Smith, Terri Randolph-Spence, and Chanta Whiting share their experiences with incarceration and its consequences.

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Homelessness

Homelessness: A Primer (4:48)
Katie Allston, Executive Director of Marian House, offers insights on homelessness and the approach Marian House takes with the women they serve.

 

Homelessness: Perspectives (6:01)
Marian House alumnae Willette Fair, Deneen Houze, Cynthia Kopec, Paris Turner, and Chanta Whiting share their experiences with and feelings about homelessness.

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Mental Illness

Mental Illness: A Primer (5:48)
Katie Allston, Executive Director of Marian House, and Kathleen LaVina, Clinical Supervisor and Special Projects Coordinator for Marian House, discuss challenges around mental health, and overcoming them through support services.

 

Mental Illness: Perspectives (7:44)
Marian House alumnae Mary Bonds, Nalisha Gibbs, Terri Randolph-Spence, and Helena Weathers discuss struggles and successes confronting mental illness.

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Trauma

Trauma: A Primer (7:38)
Dr. Carolyn Knight, Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, UMBC, and author of the book Introduction to Working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma, offers insights on trauma and its consequences.

 

Trauma: Perspectives (7:48)
Marian House alumnae Mary Bonds, Deneen Houze, Carol Smith, and Chrystal Wesby share their own experiences with trauma and its impact on their lives.

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Marian House wishes to thank the many people who made 30 Women, 30 Stories possible: Peter Bruun of Bruun Studios, who served as Project Director and helped to bring an idea to reality by coordinating all the moving parts, editing the women's stories, and writing the section introductions; Ursula Hill for conducting interviews with Marian House alumnae, and Katie Allston, Nicole Jarrett, and Sr. Pat Smith RSM for assisting; Marshall Clarke and Nicole Jarrett, who photographed the women; the project’s Advisory Group who allowed themselves to be interviewed for this project, including Dr. Tom Cargiulo, Monique Dixon, Dr. Carolyn Knight, Kathleen LaVina, and Greg Warren, whose expertise is shared in this DVD; and the 30 women whose brave stories make the project possible, including Willette Fair, Audrey Fisher, Nalisha Gibbs, Cynthia Hall, Deneen Houze, Cynthia Kopec, Terri Randolph-Spence, Carol Smith, Paris Turner, Helena Weathers, Chrystal Wesby, and Chanta Whiting, whose stories appear in this DVD.