About Us

Martha’s Place is a Maryland state-certified recovery program for women overcoming drug addiction and homelessness. Martha’s Place borders Baltimore’s communities of Sandtown-Winchester and Upton and offers both six-month transitional housing as well as 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 six-month transitional phase with a successful recovery rate of over 40% since opening in 2000 and its long-term SRO phase with a successful recovery rate of 75% since opening in 2005.

Martha’s Place is a program of the 501(c)3 nonprofit  (formerly Newborn Holistic Ministries) which was founded in 1996 by life-long community resident Elder C.W. Harris. Intersection of Change follows a mission to preserve and enrich life in its communities by providing services that will enable residents to meet their material, social, and spiritual needs. In 2000, Intersection of Change began to address the overwhelming epidemic of drug abuse in our communities and created Martha’s Place in direct response to the unmet need for long-term recovery services for women.