Applicants are required to document their needs and are interviewed by members of the Fellowship before assistance is granted. No funds are given to individuals, and all payments for bills are made directly to landlords and vendors. In some situations, personal and/or financial counseling is a prerequisite for financial help.
There are no typical cases; however, the following situations illustrate the needs many of our clients have. Our hope is that the crisis intervention we provide will enable our clients to make the first steps toward stability and security for themselves and their families with help from Samaritan Fellowship.
Gas vouchers are given and car repairs are funded so clients are able to make it to job interviews, work assignments, and doctor appointments.
Security agreements are made for families in need so that they are able to move out of shelters and into their own homes.
Heating oil is provided to families with children so that they can stay warm in the cold winter.
Rent is paid for families whose breadwinners are struggling with unemployment so that they can keep their homes while searching for a new job.
Assistance with medications and other health care related needs is given to clients facing devastating illnesses like AIDS and cancer.
Furniture is provided for clients who have been in shelters, have worked to secure housing, and are now ready to move into their own home.
Temporary housing is funded for homeless clients that have gained employment and are waiting for that first paycheck.
are given for clients and families, to agencies such as Maranatha-Carlisle
, a financial budgeting service, Stuart House, an emergency shelter for women and children, and Domestic Violence Services to help clients begin their journey back to financial independence and family safety.
If you need help: