for a Person
in Need

money to help you meet needs, and a team of supporters to help you move forward
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You are loved and
valued beyond measure

Samaritan enables you to set goals around your housing and health, and then access a team of supporters to help you meet those goals.

Use Samaritan to…

Become a Samaritan Member with a care provider, sharing your goals and what you need to reach them

Access support from a team of people who want to help, and earn bonuses as you take action towards your goals

Use your Samaritan smart wallet to store critical documents

(such as work permits, licenses, social security cards, etc.)

Build the support you need to successfully find housing, work, recovery or another goal

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members who’ve reached housing,
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of our member alumni

You matter deeply

When you don’t have a home, it can be hard to find what you need to move forward. Maybe 'No' is the most common word you hear in a given day. Perhaps you see people pretending you don’t exist, or that they’re too busy to lend a hand.

We are truly, truly sorry.

There are 15,210 samaritans in Seattle
who want to help share your burden

Everyone needs a team. If you could use one, ask a care provider you know about helping you sign up for Samaritan.

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Jeff Lilley
former CEO, Seattle's Union Gospel Mission
The number one question I'm asked, is " Jeff, how do I respond when asked for help on the street? Samaritan is an answer to that question.
Nicole S.
now-housed Samaritan Member
This is the first time in seven years people have seen me for who I am, not what I look like or come from.
Chris C.
Samaritan Member
Thanks to samaritans for checking up on and feeding me… Don’t know how I would have ate or kept warm many nights without you.
Laura L.
now-housed Samaritan Member
Sometimes, you can feel really invisible and it can kind of feel al lot of times like there's no help out there. It was just nice to have people be like "Yea, we really want to help."

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