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News from Samaritan House
Samaritan House

August, 2010

 
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NEWS BRIEFS

Calling All Supper Clubs

George Decorates for the Modern

A reminder to all Supper Club members that our annual Supper Club Appreciation Dinner will take place on August 12 in the Great Hall at First Presbyterian Church. Residents will take their turn at serving, and the Samaritan House Inspirational Choir, under the direction of Sheran Goodspeed Keyton, will provide entertainment. If you haven't already made a reservation, please call 817.332.6410, x162 or email rsvp@samaritanhouse.org.


Take a Tour


 
August SamariTours are scheduled for 5:30 on the evening of the 10th and 11:45 a.m. on the 26th. These one-hour information sessions include life stories told by residents, a tour of the facilities, and an opportunity to ask questions about the agency's programs. Lunch is provided on the 26th, catered by Z's Café. Visitors are often surprised to hear about positive life changes made possible by Samaritan House. For reservations and information, please contact 817.332.6410, x195 or rsvp@samaritanhouse.org.

Volunteers from Everywhere!


TCU religious studies volunteers

This summer has seen an influx of volunteer groups from all over the map. June groups included kids from Disciples of Christ General Assembly in Tulsa, OK, TCU Frog Camp, Qwest, the TCU Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, and a group of kids from First Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth. In July we welcomed youth groups from Christ Community Church of Arlington and Crossroads Bible Church of Double Oaks, Texas, and a group of children and adults from Terra Nova of Georgetown. Our sincere thanks to all these generous organizations for helping Samaritan House fulfill its mission.

 
IN THIS ISSUE
A Model of Giving
Friends in Need
Helping Residents Find Their Way
Monthly Newsletter August 2010

It's heartening to see the way members of the Samaritan House family step up to help each other. Not only do our donors, volunteers and staff give from their hearts to make our mission possible, but our residents themselves watch over their neighbors and care for them in times of need. In this issue you will find stories about several good Samaritans in our midst.
A Model of Giving
Model of Living

"We have a tendency to throw things away if they're too hard to deal with," says Homes and Hope Giving Society member Karen Anisman. "I support Samaritan House because they take the hard cases and help them take the next step in their lives. Many of the residents have never had a real chance before."
 
Friends in Need
Joe's Runners

"In a place like Samaritan House, residents shouldn't expect staff to do everything for us. We have to take care of each other, like we're family," says Demetra, a resident of The Villages at Samaritan House. She matches her actions to her words.
Helping Residents Find Their Way

Help

These days residents faced with making the transition from homelessness to life at Samaritan House can count on receiving crucial help from Jessica McIllwain, our new Patient Navigator. Thanks to funding from the federal Ryan White program, administered through Tarrant County Public Health, Jessica has joined the staff in order to ensure that residents receive the help they need as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Everyone connected with Samaritan House - residents, staff, volunteers and donors - has a unique way to contribute to our family, and the result is a community widely admired from outside and deeply loved from within. When Aristotle said, "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts," he could well have had just such a situation in mind. We feel fortunate to be part of the Samaritan House family and invite you to come see for yourself what we're about.


From
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Steve Dutton, President and CEO
Samaritan House
By reducing homelessness, substance abuse, crime, new HIV infections, and the demand for publicly-funded medical care, Samaritan House makes Fort Worth a better place for everyone!

Samaritan House
929 Hemphill Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76104

Questions? Call 817.332.6410
or email info@samaritanhouse.org


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