Samaritan designs smart wallets with and for people without a home. Outreach and case management teams use samaritan to engage individuals with the capital needed to reach housing and life goals.
So, how does social and financial capital work?
let’s talk money first
When a person becomes a member of Samaritan, they work with a care provider to set top-level goals, plus related action steps and needs for those goals. From there, members can access funds from good samaritans looking to support their journey.
Members also earn $10-$20 bonuses by completing positive action steps towards their goals, such as successfully making it to a treatment, or building a resume. Money for this comes from an Action Fund we help you put together.
Money is redeemed with 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 their team of volunteer and professional samaritans. Each team works to meet needs, match bonuses, and message encouragement or opportunities through the Samaritan app.
people move forward
Strengthened relationships with care providers, coupled with relational and financial investment from the community, have helped individuals reach life-changing outcomes, like a stable home.
In this unprecedented time, it’s never been more important to help them find a safe, stable, permanent place to sleep at night.
We find that when we wrap a social home around someone, it transforms their ability to find the physical home soon after.
Gain a team of supporters to help you move forward and money to help you meet needs.
Reinforce your critical work and grow reportable outcomes for your donors and contracts.
Engage your most vulnerable members with the resources to transform their social determinants of health.
Help your high-utilizers overcome the upstream factors that lead them into the ED.
Mobilize your team to help people without a home in your city.
Offer critical goods & services to help community members advance their life.
Help someone access the social and financial capital needed to find a home.
Emily Ishiki REST Community Advocate
Rest Program Manager, REST
Salvation Army Director of Outreach Ministries, Salvation Army