WE HAVE A NEW NAME

We've changed our name from St. Martin’s Ministries to Martin’s House & Barn to better reflect today’s mission while honoring its revered past. With the name change comes a new logo featuring a tagline that captures Martin’s House & Barn’s efforts to provide shelter, food and clothing for families in need. 

Soon, you'll find us at martinshouseandbarn.org

You can read more about the name change here, and download our new brochure here.  

In Maryland, 6 of the 10 counties with the highest poverty rates are on the Eastern Shore.

We're on a mission to change that.

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OUR WORK

6,500

bed nights provided per year

250

families receive food each month

600

women & children helped

10,000

pounds of food distributed each month

 

"I knew I was home at a stable environment where my kids and I would feel safe."​

ABOUT US

Martin’s House & Barn provides an array of services through a single point of entry with a dignified approach to address immediate and long-term needs on a four-acre rural complex.

 

The Family Shelter in Martin’s House provides a safe haven for families struggling with homelessness.

 

The Food Pantry is located in the Barn and supported by local businesses, farms, caring donors, and the Maryland Food Bank.

 

Regular programming during Food Pantry hours allows clients to access information on community services, health information, educational opportunities, and life skills classes.

 
 

Our Staff

Deborah Hudson Vornbrock

Executive Director

Odette Boyce-Galvez

Supervisor, Barn Resource Center and Emergency Food Pantry

Melanie Rodriguez

House Manager

Lorna Baker

Administrative Assistant

Vanessa Boyce 

Barn Resource Center Assistant

Katrina Cooper

Family Support Assistant

Jamia Cooper-Johns

Family Support Assistant

Taylea Foster

Development/Administrative Assistant

Gen Fuchs

Family Support Assistant

Olga Hernandez

Barn Resource Center Assistant

 

Kathy Myers

Barn/Resource Center Assistant

 

Sanita Newsome

Executive/Development Assistant

​Dawn Wood

Family Support Assistant

Board of Directors

Mark Freestate, Chairperson

Kevin Daney, Vice Chairperson

Mark Callahan, Treasurer

Sara Rich, Secretary

Mitchell Arden

Joy Burdin

Dina Daly

Cheryl A.  Flota

Sr. Patricia Gamgort, OSB

Mary Garner

Sr. Catherinine Higley, OSB

Nick Iliff

Lynn Knight

Rick Lincicome

David May

Diane Pappas

Joanne Rich

Tod Smith

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Hours:

Martin’s House: Daily, 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. 

Martin’s Barn/Resource Center: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Wednesday  6 -7:30 p.m.

14374 Benedictine Lane // P.O. Box 996 Ridgely, MD 21660

Martin's House & Barn is recognized as tax-exempt under section 501(C)3 of the Internal Revenue Code (EIN # 52-1913676). Saint Martin’s receives funding through the United Way of Kent, Caroline and Queen Anne’s County; the United Fund of Talbot County and the MD Charity Campaign.