For almost 18 years, Samaritan House has been a place of recuperative care for people who are homeless and in need of short term care following a hospital or emergency room stay. Samaritan House is intended and operated as a place of healing and hospitality for all persons.
Samaritan House relies upon the generosity and heartfelt caring of its donors to operate our facility and maintain an environment that is safe and clean for our guests, visitors, staff and volunteers. To do this, we rely upon private donations from private funders and foundations, congregations and the community. We do not request nor do we accept financial assistance from federal, state and/or local agencies and we don’t charge for any services; this is what makes Samaritan House the unique and great place that it is. The blessings and generosity of our donors help us to maintain every aspect of our facility and program.
During and post pandemic, we strived to provide the most optimal place for guests to recover. However, between modern day price increases/inflation, critical house repairs, and an increased demand for services, Samaritan House is in danger of closing permanently.
Samaritan House has worked to improve all areas of the organization to improve the guest experience and has arrived in 2023 with the biggest challenge yet: to raise $200,000+ to support continued operations and make critical repairs to the home by July 1, 2023 or face closure.
Through our Save our Home campaign we are asking the community for urgent support.
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!
Noda Brewing is donating $1 for their weekly give back on Thursday, 4/20. Thank you, NB!
Visit Hi-Wire Brewing on May 5 and enjoy their Save Our Home Pilsner, $1 coming back to SH for every pint! Thank you, friends!
Meet members of the SH board on Thursday nights in May, where donations will be accepted in exchange for participation in their evening wine tastings. Letty's is also donating 15% of May's restaurant sales to Samaritan House. Thank you!
Our incredible friends at Mallory Candle have designed a custom Save Our Home scent: Toasted Champagne. This sophisticated home fragrance with an invigorating aroma combines bubbly champagne notes with notes of tart berries and citrusy tangerine. Buy now! $15 from each candle is donated back to SH.
YOUR DONATION IS LOVE IN ACTION.
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Samaritan House is in danger of closing permanently. Through our Save our Home campaign, we are asking the community for urgent support.