Samaritan Inns’ mission is to provide structured housing and recovery services in an environment of support and accountability that give homeless or at risk individuals who suffer from drug and alcohol addictions the opportunity to rebuild their lives.
Since Samaritan Inns founding in 1985, our mission has been to provide structured housing and recovery services in an environment of support and accountability that give homeless or at risk individuals who suffer from drug and alcohol addictions the opportunity to rebuild their lives.
For over 34 years, our programs and services have treated and saved more than 15,000 citizens in the District of Columbia. Individuals who graduate from Samaritan Inns’ Treatment and Recovery Continuum become contributing members of society——living, working, and providing positive outcomes in their communities. One year after completion of the final phase of the comprehensive program, our graduates report that over 90% are drug/alcohol free; employed full time; and live in their own apartment or home.
Samaritan Inns began in 1985 with one transitional home in the heart of Washington, DC, with a capacity to house 9 men desiring to overcome homelessness and addictions. Samaritan Inns’ founders, David Erickson and Killian Noe, felt called to respond to the increase in homelessness they observed in our Nation’s capital. Very soon, they discovered that serving the homeless meant more than providing shelter and food, but addressing a prevalent need for addictions services.
Over time, Samaritan Inns procured and completely renovated eight buildings, including a few former drug havens, across Washington, DC. Every year, these buildings are home to approximately 500 men and women as part of Samaritan Inns’ unique Recovery Continuum that equips these individuals to reclaim their relationships, careers, and lives.
Today, Samaritan Inns’ dedicated staff and volunteers continue to foster an environment of personal responsibility and loving respect for every man and woman who passes through Samaritan Inns’ doors. Individuals arrive broken and emerge whole persons, capable parents, and contributing members of society.
Our Long-Term Recovery Program is the final phase of the Treatment and Recovery Continuum. It is designed to assist residents with applying the tools they’ve acquired to live a wholesome, alcohol/drug-free life. Formerly homeless and addicted men and women:
- Enjoy private rooms and share living & dining space in a drug/alcohol-free environment
- Participate in on-going addictions counseling and social services
- Develop leadership skills by serving as suite representatives
- Contribute to creating a community of support and accountability
Sustaining a lifestyle of recovery requires continuous discipline and dedication. The program prepares residents to transition from our affordable housing to independent living. Graduates interviewed one year after completion reported the following results:
- 96% Uninterrupted Sobriety
- 98% Gainfully employed
- 98% Improved family relationships
- 99% Reside in safe housing
- 15% Purchased home or condo
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