Good Samaritan Mission
Good Samaritan Mission serves men who are struggling with addiction and seek a faith-based program on which to build their new life.
Discipleship House provides transitional housing, case management, skills building, and Christian discipleship to up to 14 men at a time that are either homeless or in danger of homelessness. During their time at Discipleship House, residents work with a case manager to connect with community services that will assist them in their desire to stabilize their lives and avoid future homelessness. Services include connections with alcohol and drug rehabilitation services, counselling, and housing assistance. While at GSM, residents participate in work therapy to help aid them in their eventual return to the workforce. Residents also participate in Bible study, prayer meetings, and Christian and life skills groups designed to build them up as Disciples of Christ. Residents live in shared bedrooms and can stay for up to 12 months.
The Good Samaritan Center is a day and overnight shelter and engagement center located across the street from Discipleship House. The Center provides overnight shelter for up to 14 men every night of the year, and day shelter for up to 50 men and women each weekday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Guests of the Center can connect with other community services through outreach provided to the Center by local social service providers, as well as GSM case management. Our guests have the opportunity to learn about and attend other GSM functions, such as our Bible studies, recovery meetings, and life skills classes. Male guests are also screened, at mutual request, for possible entry into Discipleship House.
A Community Lunch is served each Monday and Wednesday location for anyone in need of a hot meal. Besides feeding people, the meal also gives GSM staff the opportunity to connect with people who do not frequent our other programs in an attempt to assist them with their needs. GSM currently serves over 30 people each meal, most of whom are homeless. The lunch is prepared by Jericho volunteers, as well as the men who reside at Discipleship House.