"Samaritan House opened their door to us. It was a
blessing. And all the people – they care about you.
They are givers and they always leave you with a smile.
I’m renting an apartment now with two other men
who were also staying at Samaritan House. The timing
worked perfectly. Our foundation is stronger than ever.
"If it wasn’t for Samaritan House, I would be dead at
this point. About three years ago, I was walking on
Broadway, and I fell and hit my head on the concrete.
I was bleeding. Somebody called 911. I underwent
surgery for internal bleeding in my brain. I was in the
hospital for a month until they took me to Samaritan
House’s respite care. The staff helped me with
everything possible. I found a job working at a
restaurant and saved a lot of money. After 9 months,
I moved into my own place and later with my ex-wife.
"Then I started getting sick. I was drinking again and
my liver was giving up. It was a bad situation. I went
back to Samaritan House. God always held my hand
through this. I met another resident also from
Honduras. We talked about getting an apartment.
Now we live in a great place and we recently had
another former resident move in with us. Samaritan
House was always there for us. We were not strangers.
They make us feel like family. I feel grateful."