SAMARITAN HOUSE, INC

Stop the Violence. Start the Healing.

Virginia Beach, VA   |  www.samaritanhouseva.org

Mission

Samaritan House is committed to fostering personal safety, growth, and self-sufficiency in adults and their children through freedom from domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking and removing their risks of homelessness.

Notes from the nonprofit

We envision a community where all forms of violence are no longer tolerated, where people can live violence-free lives in safe, affordable housing.

To that end, Samaritan House will operate its programs and services in Hampton Roads and endeavor to be Virginia's trusted resource for people experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and homelessness.

Ruling year info

1985

Executive Director

Robin Gauthier

Main address

2620 Southern Blvd.

Virginia Beach, VA 23452 USA

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Formerly known as

Ecumenical Housing Association

EIN

54-1291021

NTEE code info

Family Violence Shelters and Services (P43)

Family Violence Shelters and Services (P43)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Samaritan House Services and Programs

Samaritan House provides a wide range of comprehensive programs and services that are free to victims of violence (sexual and domestic violence and human trafficking) and homeless families. Services are community-based and residential, such as but not limited to, crisis intervention through its 24-hour hotline, emergency safe housing placement, individualized case management, financial literacy, vocational assistance, victim advocacy (including safety planning, lethality assessment, private legal and legal aid referrals, court and hospital accompaniment) individual counseling, support groups, comprehensive children’s services (including developmental screenings and art/play therapy, individual counseling) and permanent housing placement through a robust rapid re-housing and stabilization program (including financial assistance with rent subsidies). In addition, Samaritan House's provides a community-based outreach and education program and a primary prevention program to help build awareness of sexual and domestic violence along with human trafficking in the community. These programs are available to anyone interested in strategies to preventing and ending violence in our communities and are free of charge.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Undocumented immigrants
Victims of crime and abuse
Adults
Children and youth

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.

Average number of service recipients per month

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

Families

Related Program

Samaritan House Services and Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of low-income families housed in affordable, well-maintained units as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Family relationships, Age groups

Related Program

Samaritan House Services and Programs

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of direct care staff who received training in trauma informed care

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

Adults

Related Program

Samaritan House Services and Programs

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of children served

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Samaritan House Services and Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of counseling sessions performed

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

Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

Samaritan House Services and Programs

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    People experiencing sexual and domestic violence, human trafficking, and/or homelessness.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Documenting Our Work surveys are collected and processed a at university for collection of outcomes,

  • 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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We received feedback from single women that placing them in shelter with other women with children in the same shelter was challenging. We discontinued that placement practice.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Published with the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance,

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • 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 HOUSE, INC

Board of directors
as of 3/27/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Judge Glen Huff

Virginia Court of Appeals

Term: 2019 - 2021

Mary Elizabeth Davis

Davis Law Office

Richard "Dick" Nottingham

Cape Financial, Inc.

Dana Poole

Anthem

Ken Shewbridge

Retired-Business Owner

Susie Fulcher

Retired, Real Estate

David Kenerson

Va Global Asset Mgmt

Sarah Golden

The GBS Group

Ellen Nacey

Palms Associates

Ali Gunbeyi

Jones CPA Group, P.C.

Glenn Huff

Court of Appeals of Virginia

Rob Broermann

Sentara Healthcare

David Kennerson

Virginia Global Assets

Christina Hughes

MAERSK

Tim Harrell

Environmental Building Services

Chris Zarpas

Nusbaum Realty

Jody Luck

Retired, Wealth Advisor

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 03/24/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/24/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.