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Good Samaritan Shelter

for those in need... our door is open.

Santa Maria, CA   |  https://goodsamaritanshelter.org/

Mission

The Mission of Good Samaritan Shelter is to provide emergency, transitional and affordable housing with support services to the homeless and those in recovery throughout the Central Coast. Good Samaritan celebrates and fosters relationships that create wellness and wholeness, in an environment of hope, within every human being.

Ruling year info

1987

Executive Director

Sylvia Barnard

Main address

400 West Park Ave

Santa Maria, CA 93458 USA

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EIN

77-0133375

NTEE code info

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our organization, Good Samaritan Shelter (GSS), is dedicated to addressing the pressing issue of homelessness and supporting individuals in recovery on the California Central Coast. We recognize that homelessness and recovery present multifaceted challenges, impacting vulnerable individuals throughout the region. With a steadfast commitment spanning over 30 years, GSS has been at the forefront of providing comprehensive solutions.

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?

Another Road Detox

Another Road Detox is a Residential Treatment program designed to provide SUD treatment services for Men in the Lompoc Valley. This program specializes in detoxification, withdrawal management, and services for men who require more supportive services to manage withdrawal symptoms. Residential Treatment offers daily in-house groups using Evidenced Based Curriculum, provides transportation to self-help groups within the community, and provides care coordination to link clients to other ancillary services. Additionally, residents will learn life skills, health and wellness, and other skills in order to sustain a drug-free lifestyle.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Substance abusers

Recovery Point Acute Care Detox is a Residential Treatment program designed to provide SUD treatment services for Men. This program specializes in detoxification, withdrawal management, and services for men who require a little more supportive services to manage withdrawal symptoms. Residential Treatment offers daily In-house groups using Evidenced Based Curriculum, provides transportation to self-help groups within the community, and provides care coordination to link clients to other ancillary services. Additionally, residents will learn Life Skills, Health and Wellness, and other skills in order to sustain a drug-free lifestyle.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Substance abusers

The vision of Good Samaritan's Housing Disability and Advocacy Program (HDAP) is to empower the most vulnerable community members who are experiencing complex barriers hindering their ability to access and maintain adequate housing and income. The HDAP team strives to do this by prioritizing housing navigation and providing rental assistance, supporting clients in increasing income, collaborating with The Legal Aid Foundation to submit Social Security benefit applications, connecting clients to wrap-around services in the community, equipping clients to reach self-sufficiency by providing enhanced case management and housing retention services.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

The vision of the EHV Supportive Services program is to support and strengthen vulnerable persons in our society who are housed through the Emergency Housing Voucher Program. The team strives to do this by providing meaningful connections, empowering our clients with new ideas, and the hope that they can change their circumstances while leaving limitations behind. The team works collectively with each other through a lens and awareness of intersectionality with the goal of helping clients build safety, sustain housing, and thrive in our community.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults
Families

Lompoc Recovery Center Outpatient Program provides SUD treatment to men and women in the Lompoc Valley. Treatment services include screening/assessments, intakes, groups, individual counseling, telehealth services, care coordination, discharge planning, and aftercare. LRC specializes in a robust Intensive Outpatient Treatment modality for those who are experiencing co-occurring disorder issues and/or just need extra support from our certified counselors. Clients are often referred by the Criminal Justice System, Child Welfare System, or self-referral. Clients will be required to provide a urine screen to GSS staff at intake and periodically to promote abstinence and validate sobriety. Lompoc Recovery Center accepts Santa Barbara County Medi-Cal and self-pay clients.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Homeless people
Substance abusers

Turning Point Outpatient Program provides SUD treatment to women in the Lompoc Valley. Treatment services include screening/assessments, intakes, groups, individual counseling, telehealth services, care coordination, discharge planning, and aftercare. Clients are often referred by the Criminal Justice System, Child Welfare System, or self-referral. Clients will be required to provide a urine screen to GSS staff at intake and periodically to promote abstinence and validate sobriety. Turning Point accepts Santa Barbara County Medi-Cal and self-pay clients. Turning Point utilizes an evidenced-based curriculum approach along with the Twelve Steps of Recovery. Women who have children aged 5 years and younger, may take advantage of our onsite daycare and transportation services as well.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Homeless people
Substance abusers

Project PREMIE Outpatient Program provides SUD treatment to women in the Santa Maria Valley. Treatment services include screening/assessments, intakes, groups, individual counseling, telehealth services, care coordination, discharge planning, and aftercare. Clients are often referred by the Criminal Justice System, Child Welfare System, or self-referral. Clients will be required to provide a urine screen to GSS staff at intake and periodically to promote abstinence and validate sobriety. Project PREMIE accepts Santa Barbara County Medi-Cal and self-pay clients. Project PREMIE utilizes an evidenced-based curriculum approach along with the Twelve Steps of Recovery. Women who have children aged 5 years and younger, may take advantage of our onsite daycare and transportation services as well.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Substance abusers
Families
Homeless people

Recovery Way Home is a Residential Treatment program that is designed to provide SUD treatment services for women. This program specializes in perinatal services for women who are pregnant and/or parenting with SUD issues. The objective of the program is to deliver drug-free babies and assist in the healing process of women and their children who have been affected by substance abuse. Recovery Way Home offers daily In-house groups using Evidenced Based Curriculum. Additionally, residents will learn Life Skills, Health, and Wellness, attend the 12 steps of Recovery, and receive Case Management Services. Children, aged 5 years and younger, may reside with their mom.

Population(s) Served
Parents
Substance abusers
Homeless people

Transitional Center for Women and Children (TCWC) is a Residential Treatment program designed to provide SUD treatment services for women. This program specializes in perinatal services for women who are pregnant and/or parenting with SUD issues. The objective of the program is to deliver drug-free babies and assist in the healing process of women and their children who have been affected by substance abuse. TCWC offers daily In-house groups using Evidenced Based Curriculum. Additionally, residents will learn Life Skills, Health and Wellness, attend the 12 steps of Recovery, and receive Case Management Services.

Population(s) Served
Pregnant people
Parents
Homeless people

The Stabilization Centers are short-term (up to 72 hours) programs that provide a structured environment for homeless individuals under the influence of drugs and alcohol to sober up and be linked to support services. The main objective of the Stabilization Center is rerouting individuals under the influence away from arrest and incarceration to a safe place to sober up and stabilize. Core services provided include transportation, shelter, nourishment, clothing, psychoeducation to individuals, referrals to mental health and substance use treatment programs, and linkage to emergency housing opportunities.

Population(s) Served
Substance abusers
Substance abusers
Adults
Homeless people
Incarcerated people

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.

Hours of volunteer service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

GSS utilizes the services of over 500 volunteers, 40 area churches, and service organizations with a total number of volunteer hours per year of around 15,000+.

Number of clients served

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

Families, Substance abusers, Economically disadvantaged people, Victims and oppressed people, Incarcerated people

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

unduplicated clients served

Number of program sites

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

Families, Substance abusers, Homeless people, Veterans, Women and girls

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

programs currently in operation

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.

Our mission is to provide emergency, transitional, and affordable housing with supportive services for the homeless and those in recovery throughout the Central Coast. GSS operates more than 40 locations, offering over 800 beds, making us the largest homeless shelter provider in the region. Our approach encompasses a continuum of care, from street outreach to residential treatment, ensuring that individuals receive the necessary support at every stage of their journey.

We understand that homelessness is not a one-size-fits-all issue. Therefore, GSS offers a spectrum of housing components, ranging from emergency shelter to permanent housing. By providing a holistic support system, we aim to empower individuals, fostering their journey towards stability and independence.

Through our efforts, we strive to address the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness while simultaneously offering a pathway to recovery. Ultimately, our goal is to create positive, lasting change in the lives of individuals facing homelessness and recovery challenges on the California Central Coast.

At Good Samaritan Shelter, we employ a comprehensive set of strategies to realize our mission of providing emergency, transitional, and affordable housing with supportive services for the homeless and those in recovery on the California Central Coast. Our strategies include:

Multi-tiered Housing Solutions: We offer a continuum of care, ranging from emergency shelter to permanent housing, addressing the diverse needs of individuals at various stages of homelessness and recovery.

Outreach and Engagement: GSS conducts proactive street outreach programs to connect with individuals experiencing homelessness, building relationships and providing immediate assistance.

Collaborative Partnerships: We actively collaborate with local governments, community organizations, businesses, and volunteers to maximize our impact. These partnerships enable us to leverage resources, share expertise, and create a unified approach to addressing homelessness.

Holistic Support Services: Our organization provides a range of support services, including counseling, job training, and substance abuse treatment, to address the root causes of homelessness and support individuals in their journey to recovery.

Capacity Building: GSS focuses on expanding its capacity to provide shelter and support by continuously identifying opportunities for growth, securing funding, and optimizing operational efficiency.

Advocacy and Awareness: We advocate for policies and initiatives that address the systemic issues contributing to homelessness. Additionally, we raise awareness in the community to foster empathy and understanding about the challenges faced by individuals experiencing homelessness.

Data-Driven Decision-Making: We utilize data and feedback to assess the effectiveness of our programs, identify areas for improvement, and ensure that our resources are allocated efficiently to meet the evolving needs of the community.

By implementing these strategies, Good Samaritan Shelter aims to create a lasting impact on the lives of those we serve, moving them from crisis to stability and, ultimately, to independence.

At Good Samaritan Shelter, our organization possesses a robust set of capabilities that empower us to fulfill our mission of providing emergency, transitional, and affordable housing with supportive services for the homeless and those in recovery on the California Central Coast. Our key capabilities include:

Extensive Experience: With over 30 years of dedicated service, Good Samaritan Shelter has accumulated valuable experience in addressing homelessness and recovery. This longevity demonstrates our enduring commitment to the community and our ability to adapt to evolving challenges.

Comprehensive Infrastructure: We operate more than 40 locations, offering over 800 beds, making us the largest homeless shelter provider in the region. This extensive infrastructure allows us to reach a wide audience and provide varied housing solutions.

Skilled and Compassionate Staff: Our team comprises skilled professionals, including counselors, social workers, and outreach specialists, who bring a wealth of experience and compassion to the services we provide. Their dedication is instrumental in supporting individuals through their journey from homelessness to recovery.

Strategic Partnerships: Good Samaritan Shelter has cultivated strong partnerships with local governments, community organizations, businesses, and volunteers. These collaborations enhance our ability to leverage resources, access diverse expertise, and create a unified approach to addressing homelessness.

Holistic Support Services: We offer a range of support services, including counseling, job training, and substance abuse treatment. This comprehensive approach addresses the multifaceted needs of individuals, contributing to their overall well-being and recovery.

Adaptive Programs: Our organization continually adapts to the changing landscape of homelessness and recovery. We identify emerging needs, refine our programs, and incorporate evidence-based practices to ensure our services remain effective and relevant.

Financial Sustainability: Good Samaritan Shelter maintains financial sustainability through strategic fundraising efforts, grant applications, and community support. This stability allows us to consistently provide quality services and respond to emerging challenges.

By leveraging these capabilities, Good Samaritan Shelter remains at the forefront of addressing homelessness and recovery, fostering positive change in the lives of those we serve.

Financials

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Operations

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Good Samaritan Shelter

Board of directors
as of 12/14/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Tom Jenkins

Retired Commander SB Sheriff's Department

Michael Sachs

Retired Engineer

Michael Camacho-Craft

SB County Public Health

Jill Stivers

Pacific Premier Bank

Hans Kardel

Kardel Insurance

Craig Hamlin

Retired Chief Probation Officer

Patrick Weimiller

Retired City Administrator

Roderick Board

Airforce Project Manager

Tom Jenkins

Retired Commander Co. of SB Sheriffs Department

Elizabeth Gonzales

Coast Hills Credit Union

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/11/2023

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
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/19/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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.