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By June of 2024,

Louisville urgently needs 2000 compassionate hearts to come together and uplift 200 of our homeless neighbors striving to reclaim their lives off the streets.

Your Action Can Shift Lives - In just a couple of moments, discover the life-changing needs of a fellow Louisville resident. Empower them with not only vital resources but also a message of hope and encouragement.


Christina has chosen to keep their story private, and we respect their dignity and decision. Even though we might not know how they got here, we do...


I've been approved for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which has placed me on an emergency housing list. I'm praying that our next move will be...


My life's goal is to stay clean and sober, attend to my medical needs weekly, and have my own place. I am a veteran and was able to self support unti...

Samaritan isn't just another platform; it's an impactful community drive powered by five leading nonprofits in Louisville. Our collective mission? Fast-track housing solutions for a dedicated group of 200 individuals. Your support today could redefine their tomorrow.

We're determined to expand Samaritan's reach to embrace everyone living on or near our streets. However, this vision's fruition hinges on our initial success - and that's where YOU come in. Make a lasting impact in under two minutes.

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Your Small Acts of Kindness have already illuminated paths for many, reigniting hope and reshaping futures.

  • time unsheltered

    26 years

  • life care visits


  • funds from program

    $36 members

    samaritans on team

    36 members

  • outcome

    found housing,
    improved health

I still get encouraging and uplifting words every day from my supporters, they keep me going… I’m very grateful.


Since she was 3 years old, Araijzon had been in and out of shelters. Now 29, Araijzon is employed and about to have her third child. Not only that, but with the help of samaritans on her team, she was able to obtain a housing voucher and pay off a past utility bill debt that was blocking her from using it. As of February 2023, she and her family are finally permanently housed! “At one point I lost hope in my life. I was always thinking I don’t know how I’m going to do it. Y’all gave me hope.

  • time unsheltered

    9 months

  • life care visits


  • funds from program

    $34 members

    samaritans on team

    34 members

  • outcome

    found housing

I lost my housing after landlord negligence… I was in a shelter with my kids while looking for a new home…


Dashonda, a single mother of three, lost her home in March. When we first met Dashonda, she and her kids had been sleeping in her car and hotels. At first she wanted to hide. “I didn’t want anyone to know,” she recalls. “There was shame. Then I realized if I don’t open up and branch out I won’t get the help I need.” She connected with Volunteers for America, one of our partners in Louisville, for temporary shelter. It was there she made a promise to her kids: they would have a home before the holidays. She was able to keep her word. Thanks to the support of her samaritans, by Christmas was able to move her family into a place of their own.

  • time unsheltered

    7 months

  • life care visits


  • funds from program

    $8 members

    samaritans on team

    8 members

  • outcome

    found housing

David A.

In June of 2022, David and his children (13-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter) were evicted without notice and had 7 days to vacate their previous home. They lived in a Uhaul through the hot summer months of June, July, and August 2022. Since then, David has been working hard to get his family into a safe home. While working a hardware job and going to school for cybersecurity, he got connected to Samaritan. Within 6 months, they were housed! “I was worried about the kids and how they’d handle losing everything,” he told us. “But they’re just happy to be out of the chaos they were in.”




If you're part of a community, a group, or an organization eager to champion this cause, we want to hear from you! Be a beacon of hope for 200 souls; let's reach our 2,000-volunteer milestone together.

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Jeff Lilley
former CEO, Seattle's Union Gospel Mission
The number one question I'm asked, is " Jeff, how do I respond when asked for help on the street? Samaritan is an answer to that question.
Nicole S.
now-housed Samaritan Member
This is the first time in seven years people have seen me for who I am, not what I look like or come from.
Chris C.
Samaritan Member
Thanks to samaritans for checking up on and feeding me… Don’t know how I would have ate or kept warm many nights without you.
Laura L.
now-housed Samaritan Member
Sometimes, you can feel really invisible and it can kind of feel al lot of times like there's no help out there. It was just nice to have people be like "Yea, we really want to help."