Lewis and Clark Human Services Task Force Grant

Headwaters Foundation for Justice
Thank you to the Headwaters Foundation for awarding Good Samaritan Ministries $5,000.00 for treatment needs of families. With their help we assisted over 30 families in accessing much needed substance abuse treatment and anger management. In many cases accessing these services was a pivotal part of reunification with children.

Foundation for the Diocese of Helena

Foundation for the Diocese of Helena
Good Samaritan staff and volunteers would like to sincerely thank the Foundation for the Diocese of Helena for its generous award of $1800.
With the Foundation’s help Good Samaritan was able to acquire a new printer with a tabber for optimizing our mailings and newsletters. We worked with a local office technology store to get the best price possible. Our new printer will greatly reduce staff time and speed up preparation of mailings, newsletter and other literature.

The tabber isn’t the only benefit of the new printer. The print quality is higher, it prints faster and can stack directly into mailing flats. It has many advanced features we are excited to start using.

This amazing new tool has enabled us to share our mission and spread the word about the amazing work Good Sam does in our community.
Thank you to the Foundation for the Diocese of Helena.

To learn more about the Foundation, its grant program, and endowments, please call the parish office or Jeanne Saarinen at the Foundation – 1-800-584-8914 ext. 36 or [email protected]

Helena Area Community Foundation Grant

Helena Area Community Foundation
​Thank you to the Helena Area Community Foundation for awarding Good Samaritan Ministries and the Housing First Coordinated Entry System $2,000.00 for transportation needs of the homeless!!

The grant will provide bus tokens and taxi rides for people experiencing homelessness to access vital services.

We plan to use this funding to demonstrate the value of transportation for those most in need. We believe transportation is vital in helping the most vulnerable reach services and engage in their community.

We will work collaboratively with a host of community partners to leverage existing programs and relationships. We will use the funding as effectively as possible and identify other funding sources in the future.

Good Samaritan temporarily takes over Our Place drop-in center

Good Samaritan Ministries of Helena will temporarily take over Our Place drop-in center following the exit of Western Montana Mental Health from Lewis and Clark County.

The commissioners on Thursday approved the temporary contract, which is effective until Feb. 29, in the amount of $12,291 per month. Per the contract, Good Samaritan is providing the services of two peer support specialists and an additional employee who is splitting time between Good Samaritan and Our Place.

“It falls under our mission statement to serve those most in need in our community,” said Good Samaritan Executive Director Theresa Ortega.

Our Place largely serves those with mental health or sobriety issues who are seeking treatment. Many of the people served are homeless.


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