help people find
their way home

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Samaritan is a support platform
that empowers people without a
to move forward

individuals gain the social and financial support needed to rebuild hope and reach housing goals

it all starts with you

Help meet immediate needs and
be part of life-changing outcomes
in your community

Reach people in need

When a person becomes a Samaritan Member, they set top-level goals with a care provider, as well as related action steps and needs for those goals. From here, Members can access funds from a team of samaritans (folks like you!) looking to support their journey.

Enable steps forward

Members also earn $10-$20 bonuses as they take action steps towards goals, such as meeting with a housing specialist, getting a COVID-19 shot, or building a resume. Money for this comes from our Action Fund.

Meet immediate needs

Funds are redeemed alongside the care provider to address critical needs, such as food, bills, prescriptions, move-in fees, transportation, and more.

Everyone needs
a team…

Each individual is backed by a team of volunteer and professional samaritans. Each team commits monthly acts of kindness around the person directly, raising hope & capacity to find housing, employment, recovery, and more.

So they can
move forward

Strengthened relationships with care providers, coupled with social and financial support from the community, have helped members reach life-changing outcomes—like a stable home.

Become a Samaritan

These are our neighbors

During this unprecented time, it's never been more important to help them find a safe, stable, supportive place to sleep at night.

We find that when we wrap a social home around someone, they gain the capacity to often find the physical home soon after.

You are invited to join one or many who seek to find a home this year.

Walk with, not by

Solutions for…

  • A person
    in need

    Have a team of supporters help you move forward and provide money to meet your needs.

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  • Managed

    Engage your most vulnerable members with community support to reach housing and health goals.

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  • Community

    Help high-utilizers overcome upstream factors that lead to them needing emergency care.

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  • Human

    Help people enter permanent housing faster, allowing teams to serve more individuals.

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  • Corporate &
    faith groups

    Empower communities to help people access the social and financial capital to find a home.

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  • Volunteers

    Directly invest into your neighbors in need alongside other volunteers and professionals.

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  • Merchants

    Offer a flexible way for vulnerable community members to pay for critical goods & services.

Contact Us

Jeff Lilley
former CEO, Seattle's Union Gospel Mission
The number one question I'm asked, is " Jeff, how do I respond when asked for help on the street? Samaritan is an answer to that question.
Nicole S.
now-housed Samaritan Member
This is the first time in seven years people have seen me for who I am, not what I look like or come from.
Raven R.
Samaritan Member
I've been on the streets for 13 years. I've seen and heard everything. This probably has helped me more than anything else.
Laura L.
now-housed Samaritan Member
Sometimes, you can feel really invisible and it can kind of feel al lot of times like there's no help out there. It was just nice to have people be like "Yea, we really want to help."

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