The Martin Pollak Project, Inc. was founded in 1980 by Elizabeth Pollak in honor of her late husband, Martin, with the belief that every child has a right to a caring family. The project provides community-based and family-oriented substitute care for children and young people, ages birth to 21. We are a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) public charity.
In the more than twenty-five years since its beginnings in Annapolis, the Martin Pollak Project, Inc. has evolved into a foster care program that meets the needs of the individual, honors the integrity of the family, and focuses on the strengths and abilities of children and families. We provide treatment and community foster care and independent living services coordinated through our offices in Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC.
The Martin Pollak Project, Inc. provides services to children that ensure protection, nurturing, and personal development. Services are designed to help strengthen and support birth families as they move toward achieving family stability. Substitute care is provided in foster homes and other family-like settings for children in need of short term or longer term out-of-home placements. The Martin Pollak Project, Inc. maintains a staff of skilled and trained caregivers who provide direct care to children and families to support successful adjustment in the home and in the community.