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Give someone the hope
they need to find a home

All it takes is one act of kindness a month to help someone rebuild the world around them.

Use Samaritan to…

Be part of someone’s team, and ultimately, how they endure to reach a stable home

Give directly to meet immediate and strategic needs

all cash transfers are tax-deductible

Inspire acts of kindness among your family, friends and organizations

Grow your own contentment around what you have and what you can give

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Help our members stabilize into social and physical homes




measurably improve
SDOH quality ratings

restore quality of life
and help them reach their goals



reach categorical,
life-changing outcomes

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Members see




reductions in need
for emergency care

Hear the words
of our member alumni

You are a samaritan

One act of kindness a month. It may not seem like much, but that’s what we’re asking for. Because when someone has 30 people on their team, that’s one smile a day to help them endure their journey home.

You’d be surprised, in this time of social and physical isolation, how simple acts of kindness can go a long way to help people take steps towards life-changing goals. We’ve seen it happen dozens of times.

Our data shows that most Samaritan members statistically improve their quality of life when they’re able to access ≥$50/month from a team of ≥5 samaritans for ≥6 months.

How can so little go so far?

Because it’s not just money that people lack.

It’s a team of believers; a social home of people who can strengthen someone’s fight to stay afloat. It is a lack of neighbors—a social poverty—most commonly leads people to the street to begin with.

So what could this monthly act of kindness be for you?

It could be giving $10/month towards their goals; it could be sending a message of encouragement or opportunity; it could be dropping a needed item at a tent city or at an organization; it could be bringing the person on for a gig like gardening or playing music at an event; it could simply be inviting others to join the person’s team. Give where you’re gifted. The rest will take care of itself.

Would you join the team of a Samaritan Member? We’d be thrilled to have you.

Michael M
Now-Housed Beacon Holder
I can't forget how fragile my situation was. Support from city samaritans is how I kept myself pointed in the right direction.
Beacon Holder
I’ve been on the streets 13 years. I’ve seen and heard everything. This probably has helped me more than anything else.
Jeff Lilley
former CEO of 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.
Janice W
Beacon Holder
You're bringing the human side back into my life, and I'm grateful to be a part of it.
Marys place
Goodwill seattle
Grocery outlet
St vincent de paul
King county metro
Millionair club charity
Outdoor emporium
Pike market senior center
Street bean coffee belltown
Union gospel mission
Army navy surplus
La bodega
Lane powell

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