"Changing Women's Lives, for today and tomorrow..."
Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Assisting clients in securing rights, remedies, and services from other agencies.
Identifying and providing linkages to available relevant services.
Providing short or long term shelter, when available, and related support services to clients. A transition house has been established for women who wish to change their direction in life.
Participation in Career Direct guidance program for education decision making.
(Tuition assistance as well when funds are available.)
Participation in Career Direct guidance program for occupational decision making.
Coordination and provision of supportive group activities.
Opening a case record (intake and case plan completion)
Arranging an ongoing relationship for client with an agency volunteer specific to individual needs.
Lifestyle or crisis counseling from a biblical perspective.
Strong Women - Safe Homes! Includes Self Defense, Nutrition, Infancy PR, and other workshops.
Samaritan Ministries is a refuge
of hope and healing for those who are hurting by providing an environment of
safety and nurturing to those women and teens who are overcome by life's
problems. We do this by providing them with the means they will need to
make positive choices in their lives.
Samaritan Ministries advocates for and mentors women in
Arrangements are also made for free car maintenance, goal setting, support groups, mentoring and shelter when possible. Our ultimate goal of establishing a rent-free facility was realized as of March 2006 when we opened our Samaritan Inn transition house for women and children.
Samaritan Ministries was
established in 2001 to fill the void that existed in services to single moms
and other women within the community. In the past six years, this ministry
provided women automobiles to enable women to either continue their education
or transport their minor children to school. We serviced or helped with repairs
of over 100 cars since October 2002, and continue to offer free car maintenance
and safety checks on a quarterly basis.
We held a support group for women wishing to find direction in their lives, and have witnessed one woman’s dramatic emotional and spiritual transformation after we took her into our home. Samaritan Ministries held two educational and ‘pampering’ days which included presentations in areas such as self-defense, infant cpr, budgeting, ‘decorating on a shoestring’, and other relevant classes.
In 2002 we were awarded the “Points of Light” award from the Make A Difference Foundation. Due to the ministry’s work assisting single mothers and their families, Lorraine Vickery, the ministry’s founder, was nominated as Child Advocate of the Year 2004 by the Grow Up With Me Committee (http://www.growupwithme.org).
Since opening our Samaritan Inn transition house in March 2006, we have housed over 20 women and 7 children and the demand for housing continues to grow as
♥ Incorporated and formed a Board of Directors
♥ Received our Federal identification number and approval to solicit funds by the Comptroller of Florida for CH-12327 and received 501(c)(3)
♥ Recruited an Advisory Board comprised of Professionals from various areas of expertise to call on “as needed” and opened an office in Bunnell.
♥ First Benefit Concert & beginning of Car Care Saturdays
♥ Budget Workshop May
♥ Founder nominated as Child Advocate of the Year for working with single parent moms
♥ Held weekly Bible studies with child care while we shared a meal for six months
♥ Networked for Thanksgiving Baskets and Adopt-a-family during holidays
♥ Donated 12 vehicles to women
2006: So far....
♥ “Strong Women, Safe Homes” seminar
♥ Opened Samaritan Inn