Independence Place – Serving More Women

Marian House Introduces

Independence Place

Three years ago Marian House began the journey to purchase the former convent, rectory and school of the Blessed Sacrament Parrish on Old York Road in the Penn Lucy Neighborhood of  Baltimore City. The vision was to develop a new campus that would allow us to expand capacity to house more homeless women and families.
On January 28, 2017 we broke ground on phase one this exciting project, renovation of the 25,000 square foot school building. This historical building will undergo a complete, gut rehabilitation and will be transformed  into a 22 unit apartment building for homeless women and families with community amenities and office space for   Marian House staff. Our plans to renovate the former rectory and convent buildings to provide transitional housing for homeless individuals and families are still in early stages of development, and we are hopeful that we will   secure the necessary  funding needed to do so. For more information on how you can assist us in making this full campus a reality, please contact  
The $6 million project is the largest real estate development undertaking in Marian House’s 35 year history. Funding for the project comes from the State of Maryland, the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh and PNC Bank, Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta and Capital Bank, Federal Home Loan Bank of New York and M&T Bank, the France-Merrick Foundation, the Kenneth S. Battye Charitable Trust, and Marian House.