Samaritan in…

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By June of 2024,

Louisville urgently needs 2000 compassionate hearts to come together and uplift 200 of our homeless neighbors striving to reclaim their lives off the streets.

Your Action Can Shift Lives - In just a couple of moments, discover the life-changing needs of a fellow Louisville resident. Empower them with not only vital resources but also a message of hope and encouragement.

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Newton has chosen to keep their story private, and we respect their dignity and decision. Even though we might not know how they got here, we do kno...

LOUVVL Member

De has chosen to keep their story private, and we respect their dignity and decision. Even though we might not know how they got here, we do know wh...

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I've been approved for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which has placed me on an emergency housing list. I'm praying that our next move will be...

Samaritan isn't just another platform; it's an impactful community drive powered by five leading nonprofits in Louisville. Our collective mission? Fast-track housing solutions for a dedicated group of 200 individuals. Your support today could redefine their tomorrow.

We're determined to expand Samaritan's reach to embrace everyone living on or near our streets. However, this vision's fruition hinges on our initial success - and that's where YOU come in. Make a lasting impact in under two minutes.

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Your Small Acts of Kindness have already illuminated paths for many, reigniting hope and reshaping futures.

  • Time unsheltered

    2023-07-04

    Joined Samaritan

    2023-07-04

  • Lifecare Visits

    55

    Touchpoints with Care

    55

  • funds from program

    $411.00

    samaritans on team

    411.00

  • outcome

    found housing,
    finished school, financially independent

There is hope if you make goals and achieve them. I am proof you can rebuild your life. Look in the mirror with a vision of great possibilities.

Betty

Betty is a seamstress and professional chef who has spent most of her adult life living on the Big Island in Hawaii. Domestic violence led to her relocating to Louisville, where she became homeless. Betty has made amazing strides since joining The Hope Buss and samaritan. 19 supporters, some of them Louisvillians and Hawaii residents, sending encouragements and aiding with core financial needs like groceries, school supplies, and winter clothing while she completed steps in her plan forward that included going back to school, and applying to housing. Betty has now finished her classes at the University of Louisville (with a 3.75 GPA), moved into housing, and is raising a kitten! She proudly says that the support she requires from The Hope Buss and samaritan is no longer financial. Her new goal is to save funds in the event of an emergency, and continue to pay her bills and insurance.

  • Time unsheltered

    2023-07-06

    Joined Samaritan

    2023-07-06

  • Lifecare Visits

    30

    Touchpoints with Care

    30

  • funds from program

    $295.00

    samaritans on team

    295.00

  • outcome

    found housing

Heather

Heather is a woman experiencing homelessness after a period of abuse and estrangement from her family. She joined samaritan with St Vincent de Paul in June with the goal of becoming independent again - since then, she has received support from 15 individuals, and had help covering expenses such as clothing, hygiene items, and food for her pet. Heather has since been able to secure stable subsidized housing and is continuing to move forward!

  • Time unsheltered

    2023-09-11

    Joined Samaritan

    2023-09-11

  • Lifecare Visits

    53

    Touchpoints with Care

    53

  • funds from program

    $330.00

    samaritans on team

    330.00

  • outcome

    finished education
    self-empowerment

Angelica

Angelica is a medical worker struggling with housing. Despite facing challenges stemming from her parent’s drug problems and the death of her daughter, she found the courage to leave an abusive relationship and take back control of her life. Angelica found Goodwill KY and samaritan, receiving support from 13 individuals to empower her on her journey forward. Angelica has now become certified as a medical assistant and phlebotomist!

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If you're part of a community, a group, or an organization eager to champion this cause, we want to hear from you! Be a beacon of hope for 200 souls; let's reach our 2,000-volunteer milestone together.

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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."