Good Samaritan Ministries Inc

Helping Hands - Healing Hearts

Port St. Lucie, FL   |  http://www.goodsamaritanpsl.org

Mission

Good Samaritan Ministries spreads a wide net offering shelter, sustenance, and recovery for broken souls abandoned by our society, those ravaged from substance abuse, discarded and homeless, suffering from mental illness, the elderly uncared for, many suffering from Alzheimers, single parents referred to us by the Department of Children and Families threatened with the loss of their children to foster care, inmates released from jails, indigent discharged from local hospitals and mental recovery facilities, those brought to our door by local police, churches and families. Our door is opened wide offering housing and sustenance for healing, recovery from darkness thru the grace and mercy of our Lord they become new creations, preparing for reentry into their community.

Ruling year info

2019

President

Pastor Vito Bitetto

Main address

1484 SE Village Green Drive

Port St. Lucie, FL 34952 USA

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EIN

45-2519918

NTEE code info

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What makes our ministry different is we are all inclusive in whom we open our doors to enter for recover from lives spiraling out of control. Some are homeless and just need shelter, some are homeless and conflicted with substance abuse, some are mentally ill with no family support, some are single mom's referred to us by Department of Children and Families that are at risk of losing a child(ren) to foster care, some are elderly with no family support and some have just been released from prison and have no where to go, before prison they could have been suffering from substance and/or where mentally ill. They were created to succeed, have potential but it alluded them when they dipped into despair. When they enter our door we want to restore their health, help them recover from their maladies, position them to be restored and realize their human potential. Thru our faith based ministry they become disciples of Christ and be a light in their community.

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?

Homeless/Substance Abuse/Inmates (75 residing)

The majority of our residents are homeless persons, and inmates released from jail (most suffer from substance abuse). They are referred to us by jails, police departments, churches, mental and health facilities, and families. They need love and care to break the spiraling down of their despair. Our first objective is to take their minds away from the world they came from and focus on a new life with a loving family surrounding them. Their new life begins with worship services five days a week, attending daily Bible studies and other group programs we offer. They enter our door as guests and after a few weeks become part of a family that are in all stages of recovery, they help each other in becoming new creations. Collaborations with other nonprofits assist our residents with health care needs like primary care visits, prescription drug needs, behavioral health, STD testing and care, Hep C, women OB/GYN care, care management, new entries that need prerequisite detox treatment, medical and psychosocial treatment to help them become and stay substance free, and Medication Assistance Treatment program for residents who have experienced opioid addiction. They agree to stay with us for at least one year, the minimum time we have experienced needed for recovery.

Population(s) Served
Substance abusers
Incarcerated people
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults
Children

Elderly are referred to us by police departments, churches, mental and health facilities, and families. Most have no family support or families that cannot afford to assign them to a senior care facility. We have four residents that have neurocognitive disorders. For these we are blessed with our collaboration with a nonprofit called Alzheimer's Community Care that offers Day Care Centers and training for our staff to assist these four individuals. Most of the elderly that are with us will be with us for the remainder of their lives. Our focus is to enable them to begin a new life with a loving family surrounding them. For those that are able, attend worship services five days a week, daily Bible studies and other group programs we offer. They enter our door as guests and after a few weeks become part of a family in all stages of recovery that help each other in becoming new creations.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Homeless people
Seniors
Extremely poor people
Low-income people

Mentally ill are referred to us by police departments, churches, mental and health facilities, and families. Most have no family support or families that cannot afford to assign them to a mental care facility. Some have families that have left them behind meaning we are their last stop in life, they will be with us the remainder of their lives. With the proper medication they can lead balanced lives. Our focus is to enable them to begin a a new life with a loving family surrounding them. They attend worship services five days a week, daily Bible studies and other group programs we offer. They enter our door as guests and after a few weeks become part of a family in all stages of recovery that help each other in becoming new creations.

Population(s) Served
Older adults
Seniors
Young adults
Economically disadvantaged people

Single mom's are referred to us by the Florida Department of Children & Families (DCF). DCF assigns a single mom or dad with their children to one of our Christian Recovery Houses. This prevents the children from being assigned to a foster home. The children can stay with their parent until they complete their assigned parenting course. They can then be re-united with their children and when able, leave our care and move back into the community living independently. While under our care they attend worship services five days a week, daily Bible studies and other group programs we offer. They enter our door as guests and after a few weeks become part of a family in all stages of recovery that help each other in becoming new creations. There has been 17 family reunifications where the single parent regains custody of their child.

Population(s) Served
Older adults
Young adults
Children
Infants and toddlers
Single parents

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Number of clients who report a greater sense of purpose and improved overall wellness

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

Older adults, Seniors, Young adults, Substance abusers, People with diseases and illnesses

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Total number of clients experiencing homelessness

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Total number of incarcerations across clients

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

Extremely poor people, Homeless people, Low-income people, Ex-offenders, Victims of crime and abuse

Related Program

Homeless/Substance Abuse/Inmates (75 residing)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people unable to obtain or delaying needed medical care

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

Seniors, Young adults, Extremely poor people, Homeless people, Low-income people

Related Program

Homeless/Substance Abuse/Inmates (75 residing)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

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.

Continue offering long term housing and care affording participants time and opportunity to clean their bodies, purify their hearts and clear their minds to receive the restoration our Savior provides for their healing and reentry back into the community.

Continuing growing our outreach to low-income families and individuals in our community through our food pantry, distribution of toys to children at Christmas, and our businesses serving the needy when they cannot afford the cost of repairs on their cars and properties.

Enhancing our graduation program to prepare those that have recovered from their maladies successful reentry back unto our community.

Person's whose lives are spiraling out of control that decide to enter our door are either indigent or below the poverty level. Our first objective is to ensure we get them on a path for a healthy life style by seeking medical doctor's care and procuring the prescription drugs prescribed by the doctor we have found to care for them. A healthy body is a prerequisite in one's recovery from substance abuse and other maladies. The well being of the resident is accomplished when they stay the term needed to overcome the need for drugs, alcohol, etc so they are healed and their well being is carried on until they leave to live independent lives. They begin being lifted out of poverty when assigned to one of our work crews to prepare them to compete for a job when they leave our ministry to live independently.

The first thing new persons in the program experience when entering our door is a health assessment by our health advocate. They are immediately scheduled for a doctors visit to diagnosis their general health and prescribed medication if necessary. A path to recovery cannot be accomplished unless the body is healthy. After being with us for 3-4 months they can be assigned to a work crew to attain job experience that will position them to compete for a job when they recover and return to their community. This is the first step in getting out of the cycle of poverty. Early on they are participating in worship services and Bible studies. This path walking with the Lord and gaining control of their health has a positive effect with their overall well being.

We have seen many, many success stories since we have been sheltering the lost for recovery the last eight years. What lies ahead is following God's plan. No one could have created this ministry but Him, no human can take credit, so we just trust and obey Him with the path He continues to lay our for us to follow.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Good Samaritan Ministries Inc

Board of directors
as of 4/15/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Barry Wood

D&W Sourceall, Owner

Term: 2020 - 2022

Dr. David Thompson

Chaplain, Saint Lucie County Sheriff's Department

Dr. Clive Wilson

Professor of Psychology. Indian River State College

Dr. Charles Buscema

Addiction Psychiatry Specialist

Pauline McIntosh

Counseling & Psychotherapy

Tom Sabato

Food Distribution Background

Pastor Vito Bitetto

GSM Founder

Sara O/Leary

Treasurer

Karen LaBarca

Recording Secretary

Tom Sabato

Food Distribution Background

Pastor Gordon Mularski

TC3 Church, Stuart, FL

Fr. John Mamangakis

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Fort Pierce, FL

Board leadership practices

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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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/12/2021,

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Leadership

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Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/12/2021

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.