Good Samaritan Ministries, motivated by Catholic social teaching, works in our community to advance family life, human dignity and the common good. We provide services to meet the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of individuals and families of all faiths, especially those most in need.
-Good Samaritan Mission Statement, Approved by the GS Board of Directors on July 28, 2011
Association with Catholic Church
Good Samaritan Ministries serves as the social justice arm of the Diocese of Helena and Helena's four Catholic parishes. We have been serving the people of Helena and its surrounding communities for over twenty years.
The Good Samaritan Thrift Store is an independent business entity but does receive infrastructure support from the Diocese of Helena such as access to group insurance and financial services.
1) Dignity of the Human Person
2) Common Good and Community
3) Option for the Poor
4) Rights and Responsibilities
5) Role of Government and Subsidiarity
6) Economic Justice
7) Stewardship of God's Creation
8) Promotion of Peace and Disarmament
10) Global Solidarity and Development
How we serve
Our programs and ministries are the vehicles through which we can serve the Helena Community. Good Samaritan also runs a thrift store, which provides opportunities for job and vocational training, as well as covers the necessary administrative costs ensuring that all monetary donations can go to our Assistance ministry.
Good Samaritan Ministries is a nonprofit agency governed by a Board of Directors with 10 voting members that includes two members from the 4 parishes - one with a financial background and one with social justice background, a member from the Diocesan Chancery office and a member from Carroll College.
Income from the thrift store pays building maintenance and employee payroll. Also 10% of the store's net income in tithed quarterly to the Assistance Ministry. The rest of the Assistance Ministry is funded through private donations and small grants.
Your financial gift to Good Samaritan directly support Helena community members. Our Store pays administrative costs so that 100% of your donation goes to direct services. Click below to donate and thank you!