Eligibility Criteria for Saint Martin’s House

Saint Martin’s House offers a transitional program to assist homeless women and their families in gaining education, self-knowledge and life skills. The program requires commitment and desire to change behaviors.

A family may reside at Saint Martin’s House for up to 24 months as long as the resident complies with program guidelines and achieves planned goals.

Women interested in learning more about Saint Martin’s House should call 410 634 2537.  To be considered for the program,  a woman needs to complete an initial inquiry with a staff member via telephone.  During the phone conversation, an appointment date  will be scheduled for a face to face interview to help determine eligibility for the program.

Eligibility criteria include the following:

Homeless females with or without children

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Male children not older than 10 years

Potential residents with a history of substance abuse (alcohol or illegal drugs) or drug or alcohol convictions

  • Must have completed a rehabilitation program and have a clean drug test
  • Must be committed to attending 12 step meetings regularly
  • Not currently on methadone

Self referral or referral from Department of Social Services or other human services agency

Proof of all income

Motivated to obtain an education and/or job training in order to achieve sustainable employment

Agreeable to working within a structured case management environment that includes goal setting and monitoring. Case management and life goals will include at least the following areas:

  • Physical and mental health
  • Life skills – budgeting, parenting, and time management
  • Management of interpersonal relationships
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