On behalf of the more than 850 adult men and women who have called Martin House “Home” it is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Thomas Hyland, known to many as a “pillar of the community”. Tom was the founder and Executive Director of Martin House for 33 years, retiring in 2016. His love for people experiencing homelessness, poverty and mental illness resulted in the creation of a one of a kind program that promised respect and recognition for people in our community who experienced stigma for their life circumstance rather than the measure of their strengths. Tom was unique, opinionated, humorous and an advocate for those who lived on the margins of our society. His belief in inclusion and acceptance will be guiding principals we will continue in his honor.
Residents, Employees and the Board of Directors ask that you take a moment of silence to silently praise a man who accomplished so much for so many.
Martin House, Inc.
The Board of Directors and Employees of Martin House have made a commitment to provide a nurturing community where individuals of limited income who have been alone, alienated, fearful and dispossessed can develop healthy relationships, new dignity, and a renewed life. Our community includes people recovering from mental illness and addictions. This is accomplished by providing dignified housing, nutritious food, a safe, caring environment, and supportive services for 54 men and women who seldom experience any of these.