Supportive Transitional and Emergency Housing Ministry (STEHM) provides two housing solutions for individuals requiring shelter in an emergency situation or on a temporary basis. Martha House I & II, Motel Ministry and STEHM has served the community since 1986. The Motel Ministry provides short-term emergency housing for needy or displaced persons. Martha House provides long-term transitional housing for women and children, fostering the goal of independent living through counseling and life skills training in a safe, supportive environment. It strives to reintegrate individuals by encouraging self-sufficiency, addressing the fundamental causes of homelessness, poverty, joblessness and inability to find and maintain affordable housing. In addition, Martha House provides children stability and access to uninterrupted schooling and social services, and reunifies families separated due to their social and socials services, and reunifies families separated due to their socials encourage and reinforce family values.