Building Trust, Working Together for Change

Samaritan Community counselor Bill Johnston helps people cope and overcome challenges.
Samaritan Community counselor Bill Johnston helps people cope with and overcome challenges.

By Emily Reichart for The Samaritan Community

Tina came to the Samaritan Community for food and clothing. She was homeless, having lost everything in a fire.  At the same time, her grown daughter became very ill and needed round-the-clock care, adding financial burden and stress of caring for her daughter as well as her six-year-old granddaughter.

The Samaritan Community provided food and financial assistance to help her move to a a new apartment. Perhaps even more important was the emotional support and encouragement she found here. Tina began attending the Breakfast Club support group and ultimately, the Women Together support group.

“In addition to the food and financial help after the fire, Sharon and my family at Samaritan Community gave me the love and support that enabled me to put my life together and get back to work!”

It is the sense of community that The Samaritan Community offers that allows people to blossom and succeed. Compassion, love, and acceptance meet all who enter our doors and forge trust between staff and clients. This trust then enables people to do the hard work that needs to be done in order to make positive changes in their lives.

For more information, visit The Samaritan Community online.