PLATINUM2023

Samaritan Counseling, Guidance, Consulting

Offering Hope and Healing

aka Samaritan Counseling, Guidance, Consulting   |   Sewickley, PA   |  www.samaritancounseling.net

Mission

To help individuals, families and communities achieve emotional, relational, and spiritual health through faith-based, psychological counseling and educational programs.

Notes from the nonprofit

Samaritan impacts lives by providing holistic, psychological counseling for ~1,200 people annually, helping them heal from internal wounds and overcome challenges that prevent them from living fulfilling lives. We bring healing to those hurting from trauma and brokenness, coping and life skills to those with mental health disorders, and guidance for healthy living to all people who seek help at Samaritan. Our licensed therapists counsel with compassion and listen without judgment, creating safe places for people to heal. Thanks to donors, we maintain a Samaritan Cares Fund to make counseling affordable for everyone. People seeking care with us often have faith beliefs that they desire to integrate into their treatment. We do this with respect for each individual's beliefs without attempting to promote any particular religious doctrine. Samaritan offers many educational programs to offer tools, resources, and practical guidance for living healthfully in today's environment.

Ruling year info

1982

Executive Director

Rev. Graham Graham Standish PhD

Main address

202 Beaver Street 3rd Floor

Sewickley, PA 15143 USA

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Formerly known as

Samaritan Counseling Center of Beaver Valley, Inc.

EIN

25-1425598

NTEE code info

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

Mental Health Disorders (F70)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

2023 Stay abreast of current mental and emotional health needs, specifically, treating people whose health has been adversely affected by social inequities. 2022 The pandemic has driven the need for mental health services to a crisis level. We need to continually reach more people in under-served areas. Our goal is to provide 11,000-12,000 sessions by the end of 2022. 2021 Reach our previously set goal of 10,000+ annual counseling sessions. (Success) Finishing the year in the black. (Success) 2020-2021 Although we have increased our fees-for-service by 23%, we still have not met our goal to completely cover our administrative expenses. We continue to actively pursue this goal.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Counseling

Samaritan provides compassionate, faith-based, psychological counseling for individuals, couples, families, children and teens. The issues we address include mental/emotional health disorders, trauma, abuse, marital and family crises, stress management, grief support and much more.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with psychosocial disabilities

At Samaritan, we believe in a holistic approach to helping people become healthier. Our staff includes a professional Spiritual Director (also a therapist), a licensed clinical social worker specializing in anger management, and licensed therapists who facilitate a variety of support groups. Spiritual direction offers a confidential one-on-one relationship with our therapist who is trained to help people find wisdom and God's direction in life. Our 12 week anger management program has been endorsed by the Allegheny County judicial system. Participants gain critical tools for managing their anger in healthy ways.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with psychosocial disabilities

Consulting services include a Care for Clergy and Congregation program that provides training and workshops for pastors to help them to become stronger leaders, learn how to deal with difficult people, and to lead their churches through transformation to healthy, thriving faith communities. We also provide programs for clinicians and the public at large.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with psychosocial disabilities

Where we work

Accreditations

Solihten Institute 2021

Affiliations & memberships

United Way Member Agency 1982

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of counseling sessions performed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Health, Gender and sexual identity

Related Program

Counseling

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This number reflects total counseling sessions provided by our therapists from January 1-December 31 of any given year. We track these numbers on a monthly basis and compare them to the prior year.

Amount of fee subsidies used for children/youth in need

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Counseling

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, LGBTQ people, Economically disadvantaged people, Families

Related Program

Counseling

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of grants awarded

Number of Samaritan Cares sessions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Counseling

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This is the total number of sessions we provided which were subsidized through our Samaritan Cares Fund for clients in need.

Amount used to subsidize sessions for women in need

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Counseling

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

.

Number of spiritual direction sessions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Guidance

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our certified spiritual directors provided guidance to clients requesting this specific type of care, regardless of their religion. This often helps with spiritual growth, faith issues, and healing.

Amount of funds spent on clients in need through our Samaritan Cares program

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Family relationships, Health, Gender and sexual identity

Related Program

Counseling

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This expense is the total amount of fees we subsidized for clients in need. These generally include clients who are uninsured, under-insured, and unemployed.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Organizational Goals
- Provide faith-based, psychological counseling to meet the diverse and growing needs of all people seeking our help
- Expand our services into under-served areas
- Cover our administrative costs with service fees
- Become the best known center for holistic health and wellness in Western Pennsylvania

2023:
-Hire two more full-time, diversely skilled therapists to increase the number of people we serve who need mental healthcare.
-Increase visibility and capacity of our most recent satellite in Gibsonia through consistent marketing and networking in the neighboring school district and community.

2022:
-Increase our milestone number of annual sessions by at least another 1,000 sessions by ensuring that our full-time clinicians stay on track. We will accomplish this by providing incentives that enable them to earn higher wages as they hold more sessions.
-We will continue to provide our clinicians with greater tools, resources, training, and direct supervision to empower them to do their best work.
-In addition to counseling, we will use our new resident therapist to network with schools, youth organizations, and other community groups to reach more people in need of services.
-Our marketing director will provide additional training and support in helping therapists gain more exposure in the communities they serve.

2018-2021
- Formulate a new vision for Samaritan
- Implement improved standards/requirements for clinicians; identify goals and incentives for staff
- Hire therapists with specialized skills in areas of need
- Expand/improve our marketing efforts
- Cultivate more church partnerships
- Analyze our cost centers and the productivity of each of our satellites
- Expand offerings of programs designed to strengthen, support and educate clergy and congregations
- Expand offerings of workshops, seminars and support groups for members of the community

Capabilities to implement our strategies are the result of:
- Hiring a new executive director who has/continues to recruit a strong and diverse board, and possesses the skills and experience to effectively outreach to churches
- Hiring of full-time therapists who specialize in child and adolescent counseling
- Development of continuing education opportunities for our staff on a quarterly basis
- Restructuring of employment expectations and compensation, and development of new marketing strategies

2022
Reached another milestone by increasing our counseling sessions to 10,795, which was 6.9 % over the previous year.

IT WAS OUR YEAR TO SHINE
2021 Accomplishments:
-We are no longer operating at a deficit. We ended the year over $63,000 in the black.
-We reached an organizational milestone by increasing our counseling sessions to 10,092, nearly doubling our total annual sessions over the past five years.
-We also reached an all-time high in the income that we generated, which amounted to $1,231,601.
-We opened a satellite in Erie, Pennsylvania.

2020 Accomplishments:
- Opened a new satellite office
- Served a record number of people, increasing counseling sessions by 27%
- Provided more financial assistance to clients in need, up by 13%
- Developed and launched a new program to help pastors improve themselves spiritually and vocationally
- Trained and empowered our therapists to provide video therapy during the pandemic
- Increased our fees-for-service income by 23%

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Samaritan Counseling, Guidance, Consulting

Board of directors
as of 01/09/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Rev. Tim Black

Self-Employed

Term: 2019 - 2023

Michael Loughead

School Superintendent, Hamptom

Bud Smith

Professor, Pitt School of Business

Nancy Bunce

Self-Employed

Shelly McQuone, MD

Physician

Claire Kendrick

Founder, Kendrick Global Group

Donna Miscolze

Branch Manager, Adecco Staffing

Ralph Lowe

Director of Justice Ministries, Pittsburgh Presbytery

John Gilliland

Retired (Attorney)

Richard Gigliotti

Insurance Broker, Butler Cty.

Nancy Bunce

Self-Employed

Beth Tarasi

Attorney

Francye Kinney

Community Volunteer

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/31/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/31/2022

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.