Working to Empower Individuals
Samaritan House Community Ministries is a registered not for profit agency.
We are governed by a volunteer Board of directors.
We have trained and professional support staff working to provide the best programs and services to individuals.
Who We Are
What We Strive To Do
Samaritan House Community Ministries is devoted to serving the most vulnerable within our community of Barrie and Simcoe County. It is our passion to extend our assistance and services to those struggling from various social and physical setbacks. Individuals whom we have been able to serve include those struggling with violence and/or poverty including many working poor families or single parents struggling to survive on minimum wage income. Others are recovering from domestic abuse situations, mental or physical illness, as well as unemployment issues.
The heart of our agency is to offer hope and to create community. Samaritan House Community Ministries strives to accomplish this through meeting our clients needs via advocacy, housing or many of the programs we offer to assist them. It is our goal that we can work with our clients to empower such persons to become self-sufficent.
Samaritan House Community Ministries was started in Barrie 16 years ago when a Reverend moved to Barrie to become the Reverened of a local church. Prior to their move, he and his wife had started a ministry which they ran for 14 years through their church in Manitoba. It was the wife's prayer to start the same type of ministry here in Barrie and serve those in need in our local community. Many prayers over the birth of this ministry lead her to approach the Reverend at Burton Ave, United Church to partner with her in opening a Resource Centre for those less fortunate.
Our Vision For The Future
->Raise funds to purchase or build a facility to house our Transitional Housing and Office under one roof
->To develop, sustain and expand programs that we offer to those we work with
->Fight to end violence against women, children and other vulnerable adults
->To continue raising awareness about the community issues we face such as homelessness, poverty, violence, mental illness and unemployment