Samaritan beacons enable tens of thousands of city residents to join you in serving the houseless. Critical needs are funded and beacon holders stay within a web of care.
Give beacons on outreach or where you are to connect with
individuals who might not normally access services.
Good samaritans with the app can learn their story
and give to the person's beacon.
Beacon holders have monthly 1-on-1s with you to
keep their beacon active.
Through relationships of trust, you counsel beacon
holders through their personal journey to
housing, recovery, employment, and more.
[This is] reminding a marginalized people group that they are dearly loved by their neighbors. - Danielle Montrose Social Services and Member Resource Coordinator Pike Market Senior Center
People decide for us what we need all the time. We know what we need. The beacon makes us a little more independent. - Michael C now-housed Beacon Holder
I've enjoyed my community caring about me even if someone gives only a dollar, it feels like a million. - Melissa M Beacon Holder
This is an amazing model because it provides two critical components for an individual: real capital and social capital. Both are truly needed. - David W Samaritan App User
And we understand the challenge you face to communicate needs, solicit and collect contributions, and then manage their distribution. Samaritan solves this challenge.
There are thousands of smartphone-carrying commuters passing by the people you love and care for every hour. Most feel compassion, but also helpless to make a real difference. Samaritan turns each passing by into an opportunity for action.
Beacon holders are empowered with choice on how to spend money with safe partners, which can help bring them back to a place of dignity they once had. When they visit you 1-on-1 to keep their beacon active, relationships have resulted in trust, housing, even employment.
These touchpoints also result in unprecedented data that helps you see over time how an individual is progressing, regressing, and why. You can report this data back to your supporters, and then get ahead of the factors that are keeping people where they are.
All of us are impacted by homelessness—all of us can help end it.
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