Samaritan House is a recuperative medical care program for individuals that are experiencing homelessness. Medical respite care fills a service gap between hospitals and shelters. We provide a home-like care to those without a home. We provide a safe place to recover with medical monitoring and support services including food, laundry, transportation to medical appointments, medication management, security, case management and referral to specialty appointments.
Samaritan House is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 agency. We are solely funded by donations from the local faith community, private individuals and through grants from charitable foundations. We accept no funding from local, state or federal agencies and we are not affiliated with a specific religion or hospital nor do we ask for any financial contribution from our guests.
Referrals for guests are made by hospital social workers, physicians, community health and supportive housing organizations. Using an online referral form, staff responds to referrals in less than 24 hours. All potential guests are screened for criminal history and the referring social worker is interviewed to ensure the guest is suitable for group living. Guests must have a medical reason that will not allow them to return to the shelter or streets for recuperation and must be able to perform activities for daily living (bathing, manage medications).
Primary goals are to reduce recidivism to hospitals, reduce pain and suffering, and increase positive health outcomes
Each guests length of stay is determined by their individual medical aftercare needs. Generally as each guest has a unique medical condition and based upon the medical condition including rehab, doctor appointments and after care the length of stay is determined by that need as well as how each guest follows our program policy. The average guest stay is 30 days.
We have great volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups. Please visit our Volunteer page for more information. You can also donate to our program. For more information on donating, please visit our "Donation" page on how to donate.
The average hospital stay can be over $1,200.00 per day while Samaritan House can house a guest for approximately $125.00 per day.
Samaritan House currently employs 5 full time employees. Our Executive Director, Director of Guest Services, and three House Associates . All other needs are met by our volunteers.
Our maximum occupancy can be up to 12 guests. Because our facility is handicapped accessible, we are able to accommodate guests requiring the use of a wheelchair and/or a walker.
No. We are able to accommodate both men and women.
If you have any additional questions not answered above, please use our Contact Us page or please call Samaritan House directly at (704) 333-0110 and ask for our Executive Director Rodney Tucker.