Samaritan Inns was founded in 1985 to help homeless and addicted people transform their lives. Each year, several hundred men and women enter a month-long certified program based on nationally recognized best practices in the field. Many move on to a six-month transitional living program, where they practice drug and alcohol-free lives, and learn to manage their finances and hold a job. The final step, a two-year program where clients live in cooperative apartments, reinforces recovery. One year after graduation, over 90% live in their own homes, sober and employed. The staff really understands the needs of the population it serves; 75% were formerly homeless and addicted themselves. In addition, a new program allows women with addiction to continue to live with their kids while in treatment. The program addresses a critically under-served population in DC: homeless and addicted mothers who are twice as likely to relapse into substance abuse when separated from their children. This kind of innovation clearly merits your support!
Headquarters: DC-Ward 1
Where They Operate: DC-Citywide
Age Groups Served: Infants (0-2); Pre-K (3-4); Youth (5-11); Adult (25-49); Seniors (50+)
Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Asian American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic; Other
Population(s) Served: All
Awards & Recognition
Excellence in Nonprofit Management Honorable Mention, The Washington Post, 2003
Excellence in Nonprofit Management, The Washington Post, 2002
Golden Links Award, The Greater Washington Board of Trade, 2002
Excellence in Construction National Award, Associated Builders and Contractors, 2000
Terry McGovern Award for Treatment Excellence, Terry McGovern Foundation, 1999
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