The Samaritan Center is proud to share the good news:
We have been selected as Nonprofit of the Year by Assemblywoman Christy Smith.
We’re headed to Sacramento on June 5th to celebrate California Nonprofits Day!
EVERY PERSON HAS A STORY
At the Samaritan Center of Simi Valley, we believe that every life matters and that everyone’s story matters. We also believe that despite what they have endured in the past, a positive future is available to everyone. Our mission is to understand and meet them where they are and provide them with the tools and support they need to change course.
The Samaritan Center is committed to providing the homeless with opportunities and the hope of a better life.
We believe their stories can change forever when given a chance.
Watch our video to see how a local vet, changed his “story” and future with the support of the Samaritan Center.
Watch the Video and See How We Impact our Community
Providing a hand up, not just a handout.
Please support our programs by attending our fundraiser events
2021 Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday is coming up soon. Join us on November 30th!
Bowling to Save Lives FUNdraiser
Please join us on November 7th for our Bowling to Save Lives FUNdraiser at Harley’s Simi Bowl!
Email Dan Jaeger at ED@SamCenterSV.org to become a Team Captain or join a team.
Donor Appreciation, Oct. 15
Join us for our Donor Appreciation event on October 15th!
It is with a sad heart that we share the loss of a dear friend and client of the Samaritan Center Gerald Munyon, who was run over while sleeping in an alley early last Friday.
To add to the tragedy, we had just found him housing the evening before and it should have been his last night on the street. Gerald was a kind hero on the streets, often helping other homeless folks who were more desperate than himself.
One Simi resident remembers that when she fell on hard times, Gerald helped her until she got back on her feet. A good man, who will be truly missed.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
The Samaritan Center is run almost exclusively on Community support and generosity. Your donations of time, money and housing (rooms for rent), allow us to continue our work, change lives, and alter the future of our most needy residents.
Your gifts of time, mentoring, or training is always welcomed and vital to the success of the Center. Volunteer positions range from serving, cooking, doing laundry, business mentoring, help with resumes, financial guidance, food donation pick up, driving individuals to appointments and more.
Your financial support allows us to provide for the most basic needs of individuals, veterans and families we serve, including housing, and medical care. Families and children also have school needs that must be met to keep them from falling behind while homeless.
The gap between those in need of housing and affordable units is growing. If you are a landlord or have a room or house to rent, and would like more information on the housing program, please contact the Center at (805)579-9166