In order to address overwhelming drug addiction in
Sandtown-Winchester and Upton communities,
Newborn Holistic Ministries, Inc. created and
opened Martha's Place in 2000. Martha's Place is
designed to address the lack of recovery
programs for women overcoming addiction in the
community and provides a structured 6-month
transitional recovery program as well as a
second long-term phase of independent housing.
Since opening Martha's Place, additional efforts
have resulted in the renovation of 2 additional
buildings for Martha's Place use, conversion of
6 vacant lots into a meditative garden and green
space, and the creation of two large community
murals (all at our intersection of Pennsylvania
Avenue and Presstman Street).
Newborn’s transitional house for women recovering
from drug addiction is modeled after Samaritan
Inns, a substance abuse program in Washington D.C.
residents and staff have greatly benefited from
Samaritan’s 16 years of experience through an
eight month consultation, training and evaluation
partnership. This partnership has tremendously
improved the effectiveness of Martha’s Place and
helped more women successfully reclaim their lives
from drugs and alcohol.
Article on Martha's Place in July 2008
issue of Urbanite Magazine -
News Worthy - A Celebration and Dedication
On Saturday July 21 2007 at 11a.m., Newborn
Holistic Ministries & Martha's
Place dedicated 2 new buildings (that
offer more independent long-term housing to
women that complete our 6-month transitional
program) as well as a new memorial mural and
garden (to those whose lives have been lost in
the community to drugs).
Martha's Place Website