“We are a comprehensive homeless program that helps willing people gain dignity and independence."
The Samaritan Inn is more than just a place to spend the night: it is a holistic program that teaches self-sufficiency and life skills.
To assist the needs of individuals and families before, during, and after a homeless situation, The Samaritan Inn provides interactive, in-house programs for its residents and graduates.
Those with special needs are referred to additional programs and resources available within the community to help during their crisis.
Mr. Rick Crocker
1710 N. McDonald St.
McKinney, TX 75071 USA
Transitional Homeless Shelter Program
Homeless Services/Centers (P85)
Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)
Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)
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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?
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Transitional Residential Shelter Program
The Transitional Residential Shelter program is built on client accountability and the foundation of four pillars: counseling, case management, career development and financial literacy.
Counseling is provided by licensed professional counselors and is mandatory for all residents.
Case Management is required for all residents of the program and is provided by a professional caseworker. All residents meet with their case worker for an initial psycho-social assessment to create an individualized action plan and receive follow up caseworker meetings to ensure goal attainment.
Financial empowerment is provided to all residents in the form of an 4-week class, based on the tenets of money management expert Dave Ramsey to educate and give our residents a road-map to their financial stability. It is mandatory for all adult residents upon gaining employment.
Career Development is a program that includes job readiness classes (JRC), vocational training classes, resume development, mock interviews and 1:1 job search strategy, planning, counsel and referral.
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Where we workNew!
How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.
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Number of people no longer living in unsafe or substandard housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts
This number does not reflect every resident who was able to secure permanent, safe residency: only those who did so and also completed the requirements of the program.
Number of service recipients who are employed
Many residents have employment when they arrive, most are underemployed.
Number of meals served or provided
In addition to providing food boxes to non residents, we serve 3 meals each day, 365 days each year.
Average length of stay (in days)
Reflects our population overall, we are seeing the average stay for those actually working the program is lengthening.
Estimated dollar value of clothing and household goods donations
In addition to personal items, we also provide vouchers and Gift Cards so residents can purchase needed clothing and school items as well as giving graduates household items to set up their new homes.
Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.
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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
How will they know if they are making progress?
What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
The Transitional Residential Shelter program's goal is to help as many willing individuals and families as we can, on their journey to independence and self-sufficiency by providing the needed resources to allow them to obtain sustainable employment and permanent residency.
The objective is to address all immediate needs upon entering the shelter, followed by targeting critical skills needed to become emotionally whole, maintain good health, independent, self-sufficient and productive citizens.
Individual programs are reviewed regularly to ensure that all the necessary steps are being taken to reach independence. Additionally, residents who qualify are given an opportunity to transition into our Gateway Apartment Program that supplies a fully furnished apartment with subsidized rent and continued care (case management, counseling, financial and career support) for a maximum of 18 months to maintain stabilization.
Residents who “graduate" from The Samaritan Inn receive all the necessary items to set up their own households in their community of choice. Ongoing support is also provided, for as long as necessary, to ensure long-term, permanent independence.
The Samaritan Inn teaches self-sufficiency and life skills through its comprehensive program built on client accountability and the foundation of four pillars: counseling, case management, financial literacy, and job readiness - each of which plays a vital role in helping individuals and families gain their dignity and independence.
All residents of our program work on an individualized action plan and receive education, life skills and assistance from program specialists, career specialists, counselors and professional caseworkers.
Our program includes classes in the following areas: parenting skills, nutrition, computer applications, job readiness, financial literacy and customer service. We also provide group and individual counseling.
Each year The Samaritan Inn has endeavored to increase the level of services by expanding on each pillar of success. Over the past 2-years we have increased our counseling services by adding anger management, and grief and loss support group classes. In case management we have increased client responsibility through the mandating of all educational programs. In financial literacy we honed in on providing resources for those basic needed skills so often lacking for competent money management and budgeting and have implemented a Financial Capability assessment to help us identify areas in which each individual needs help; and in career development we added to the variety of computer applications offered, as well as continuing to build on the following: vocational training, resume development, mock interviewing, career advancement skills and 1:1 job search strategy, planning, counsel.
The Samaritan Inn receives support from individuals, businesses, and the faith community in the form of monetary contributions, in kind donations and/or volunteer assistance.
We also receive support from the Collin County Health Care Foundation, Dallas Women's Foundation, FEMA and CDBG funds from the cities of McKinney, Plano and Frisco.
Capital One and the Torchmark Corporation are consistent partners in our endeavors and we are a United Way agency.
We have a resale store that produces revenues for our program; we hold a 1,000 attendee special event annually and we are the beneficiary of well over twenty, third party events every year.
We are proud to be a fiscally prudent organization and a responsible steward of every donated dollar.
The Samaritan Inn utilizes several assessments within each of our program pillars, in order to best help our residents, followed by an evaluation in our self-sufficiency matrix, with the goal of moving each resident forward on their journey to independence and self-reliance.
An initial psycho-social assessment at intake (casework) followed by a counseling assessment and evaluation. Casework and counseling work hand in hand to secure any and all needed resources / programs on a case by case basis, individualized for each resident.
A barriers to employment assessment (career development) along with a financial capabilities assessment (financial literacy) follow, once the resident has stabilized and just as with the above, career development and financial literacy work hand in hand to help each individual create a road map to financial health and enriching employment.
Each pillar communicates with one another, noting strengths and deficiencies which may impact progress and an individualized plan is developed for each resident based upon the services and support which will best meet their needs.
Utilizing an over-all self sufficiency matrix, we are able to see the movement of each resident in achieving our over-all goal of increasing individualized self-sufficiency.
To date, The Samaritan Inn has provided thousands of bed nights to individuals in our community experiencing homelessness. In addition, for several hundred of those individuals who were willing, we have help improve their life-skills and have helped move them forward on their journey to self-sufficiency; and for many of those: to complete independence.
Unfortunately, we are not able to help everyone who could and would benefit from our program. In 2016 alone, we had over 3,400 applications - of those we could only accept a mere 15.9%. To help remedy this, we are in process of building a new shelter, on 15-acres of land we purchased in 2015. Weather was our barrier to success in achieving our original opening date, but we are back on track and look to move into phase I in Nov 2017. And are working diligently to raise the needed funds to complete the other phases of our new complex.
SAMARITAN INN INC
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