MH Women’s Stories

In our over 36 year history, over 1,800 women have been served. In 2012, our 30th year, Marian House released a book that captured the tales of thirty women who have called Marian House their home during their journeys from dependence to independence. 

The book “30 Women, 30 Stories:  Journeys of Recovery and Transformation” was publicly released on June 21, 2012 at the Cork Gallery in Baltimore. This inspiring work commemorates Marian House’s three decades by profiling the remarkable transformation of Marian House alumnae who overcame addiction, trauma, incarceration, homelessness, mental illness and poverty to build independent, productive lives. In addition to the book, Marian House created a traveling photography exhibit around the women who are featured in the book, which we still today display in public exhibit locations. To have the Marian House “30 Women, 30 Stories” exhibit displayed at your place of business or event, please contact our Advancement Office at 410.467.4246 to schedule a showing. 

“30 Women, 30 Stories” - Issue Related Videos

Listen to the women and experts of “30 Women, 30 Stories” talk 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. Click here to see the videos. 

The Stories
These audio stories (edited excerpts from recorded interviews with Marian House alumnae) serve as a companion piece to the book, “30 Women, 30 Stories: Journeys of Recovery and Transformation,” created on the occasion of Marian House’s 30th anniversary in 2012. 

Despite uneven sound quality resulting from variable interview situations, we elect to have all 30 women represented among the audio stories—the power of their words justify the inclusion of each participant regardless of inconsistent sound. 

We thank the courageous women who have chosen to share their personal experiences through these stories—their testimonials help us understand the challenges they and women like them face, and Marian House’s role helping them overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. 

Click on one of the women below to hear her story in her own words.