Ministry in Action
Established in 1983, The Good Samaritan Ministry allows us to provide temporary financial assistance to our sisters and brothers in need. The goal of the ministry is to help our neighbors meet their most basic needs so they may get back on their feet during difficult times. Each time we help someone with a hand up we are modeling that which Jesus taught us as we live our charism and mission in the world today.
We work collaboratively with area non-profits to assist those who have fallen on hard times. Through collaboration, we established a deeper partnership with The Journey Home to distribute funds to individuals and families who may be struggling in our community and need temporary assistance.
The Journey Home works with both individuals and families in getting back on their feet. As every client has a different circumstances, the staff at Journey Home meets with each individual person, listens to their story, helps them identify any areas that may help improve their situation, and works with them, setting up an individualized plan for the client. “We attempt to find the root of the problem that led the client to needing our services and help them overcome that obstacle with our support and some motivation. Our goal is always to build relationships with our clients and share the love of Jesus Christ,” stated Alex Miller, Journey Home staff member.
Clients typically need to fulfill requirements before assistance is provided. Requirements could include budgeting classes, obtaining employment, cutting expenses, applying for housing assistance or social service benefits, working with the Department of Labor or Vocational Rehabilitation to find employment that is within the client’s abilities, participating in substance abuse treatment, or successfully attending mental health services for a determined amount of time.
“Each day brings something or somebody new for us to love and help. We know that it doesn’t always look the same for each person because we are all individuals,” says Alex