About Good Samaritan

Lasting change happens when we empower people to work their way out of poverty. At Good Samaritan, we are learners who study the causes of poverty and its effects on individuals, families and our community. We use that knowledge to continually innovate new ways to accomplish our mission of finding solutions to poverty and homelessness. We base our tactics on our own history of success and on national best practices, brought locally and customized for our community.

Who We Are

Since 1969, we have effectively partnered and collaborated with businesses, local governments, faith-based organizations and other nonprofits. We know that community decisions are better made together, so we leverage community resources and expertise to provide the most effective response to specific needs.


A healthy, engaged, and compassionate community.


Our mission is to end poverty and homelessness. We do this by mobilizing faith-based and community partners, activating individual and community assets, and meeting immediate needs in our community.

Core Values


We walk empathetically alongside one another in a way that serves our neighbors with the hands and feet of Christ.


We accept others without judgment, affirming each other and ourselves.


We make room for others, inviting collaboration, embracing diversity and crossing denominational boundaries.


We use what we are given effectively and efficiently, providing a high value return on investment and passing along God’s gifts to others.


We exude professionalism, continually seeking, developing and demonstrating best practices through continuous quality improvement.


We are always envisioning a better future, providing a learning environment and spearheading cutting-edge technology.