FActs & Services

Martha's Home LOCATIONS:

Home 1 - 1204 S.W. 18th (Can house up to 10 single women)
Home 2 - 1206 S.W. 18th (Can house up to 16 women and children)
Brian Watson Home for Families - 1208 S.W. 18th (Can house 4 families - mothers with children)
Mary E. Bivins Cottage - 1210 S.W.18th (Transition home for 3 women)

Martha's Home


Founded in 1987, Martha's Home provides homeless women and their children with shelter and support while guiding them towards a lifestyle of self-sufficiency.


In 2015, 120 individuals were served. The average length of stay is 3-5 months. The average age of residents of Martha’s Home is 35. The average number on waiting list is 200 women  annually, and the average waiting period for admittance to Martha’ Home is 30 days.


African American: 11%
Latino: 19%
Multi-Racial: 1%
Caucasian: 69%


  • Martha's HomeIndividual case management
  • Life skills classes in which the women learn such skills as budgeting, interviewing for a job, stress management, and conflict resolution.
  • Assistance with child care through local and government funded programs.
  • Assistance with vocational training and job placement through Workforce Solutions.
  • Assistance with legal matters through Legal Aid of Northwest Texas.
  • Assistance with medical problems and filling out medical forms.
  • Assistance with GED tutoring, access to academic programs at Amarillo College, WTAMU, scholarship opportunities, and completion of scholarship applications.
  • Mentoring by former Martha's Home clients.
  • Assistance with establishment of permanent housing through City of Amarillo Rental Assistance, Shelter Plus Care, etc. and other programs.


Working at time of entrance: 14%; Working at time of exit: 89%

Attending school at time of entrance: 3%; Attending school during stay or at time of exit: 24%

Housing available after leaving Martha’s Home: 90%

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