“Due to post-pandemic inflation and an increase in demand, we had to cease operations while planning a new direction for the organization; luckily, our home is saved!” said Executive Director, Rodney Tucker. “With donations well exceeding our goal, we have renovated the house and will be able to serve 12 people at a time, reaching over 100 clients per year.”
Through our Save our Home campaign, the community has come together to help us raised more than DOUBLE OUR GOAL of $200,000.
We have been able to commit to reopening on July 17, freshen up our house and re-hire a wonderful team to start welcoming clients back soon.
But... we always need help!
After my eye surgery, the doctors sent me to an extended stay hotel for recovery, it was a disaster. On day two, I woke up completely blind and alone. A trip to the Emergency Room was traumatic- how did I end up homeless, no job and now blind. That is when the ER Social Worker said, I think I know who could help and sent a referral to Samaritan House. My first day at the house was terrible, I just stayed in my room and cried. But day two the staff started giving me hope. They cooked my favorite meal. Made sure my follow up appointments were scheduled and I had a ride. They even picked up my prescriptions. The case manager was terrific. She asked lots of questions and realized that as a veteran I have benefits. She got my first appointment at the VA hospital and connected with the social worker there. As my sight returned, so did my hope! THEN the greatest gift was an apartment of my own for free for ONE YEAR. I am forever grateful for the short time I stayed there.
When I told the cop I needed help- real help- I had no idea the gift that she gave me when we rolled up at Samaritan House. Living on the street was hard, the shelter even harder for a lady like me. I had given up hope. This was the first time in my adult life I was sober and I didn’t want to mess it up. The social worker helped me reconnect with my primary care doctor- I had several places where skin cancer had resurfaced again- but I had no idea how to navigate the system for treatment. One of the volunteers at Samaritan House was a cancer survivor and told me not to worry- they had me. That is when I relaxed- they did have me- I got to my appointments, found a cancer specialist and started treatment. The treatments worked and my cancer is gone. The social worker helped me find permanent housing near my family and I am working to rebuild relationships with them.
I have been struggling with housing most of my adult life, but after the accident I lost everything - my house, my clothes, my job. I was stuck in that hospital for three months. I have never wanted out of place so badly in my life. The hospital social worker asked if I would be OK with group living in a small 12 bed house. I would share a bedroom with a private bathroom AND they would help get me better. Sign me up! The doctor requested 90 days with visits and physical therapy. Samaritan House made sure I could get to everything- they encouraged me to do my daily exercises. After my stay at Samaritan House, I walked out the door - no cane needed. THANK YOU!
Come see the house on July 11 and enjoy a tour and dedication.
5 - 7 p.m.
611 Fortune Street
Charlotte, NC 28205
We always need volunteers to cook, take care of the house, and spend time with our clients.
Fill out a volunteer application and join us for orientation on July 12 at 6:30 p.m.
YOUR DONATION IS LOVE IN ACTION.