Born out of the turbulence of the late 1960s, and on to our current work as a progressive coordinator of health care and social services, Aunt Martha’s has always been about responding to the needs of the people around us.
We started as a drop-in center – a very non-clinical setting – where young people could find an empathetic ear and talk about the challenges in their lives. It wasn’t long before entire families, and new communities, were turning to Aunt Martha’s. These were opportunities that called for leadership and innovation, both characteristics which were imbued upon Aunt Martha’s and cultivated by our founders, who envisioned an organization unlike any other. Long before there was such a thing as “care coordination,” there was Aunt Martha’s – more connected, more comprehensive.