Men's Ministries

Samaritan Care Program

Our Samaritan Care Program provides emergency shelter for men (18 years and older) needing a safe, clean place to sleep.

Through the program, guests are provided with:

  • Up to 60 shelter nights
  • Hot showers
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Laundry services

The Samaritan Care Shelter is located on East 11th Street between Holland and French Streets.


1 out of 78 men in Erie County are considered homeless.


The Samaritan Care Shelter can house up to 56 men nightly.


Case management and housing assistance are available to any shelter guests seeking support.

Contact


Darrell A. Smith
Director of Operations & Men's Ministries

814-452-4421 x239
Email

New Life Program

Long-term comprehensive residential recovery program for men committed to making a true change in their lives. The New Life Program can house up to 38 men. Participants work the program from 8 to 12 months.

Program classes include:

  • Spiritual Life Development and Bible Study
  • Addictions Recovery — 12 Step AA/NA
  • Cognitive Renewal
  • Medical and Vocational Screening
  • Group and Individual Counseling and Internships

59% of participants who graduate from the New Life Program remain sober after 1 year.


93% of New Life Program graduates have stable and permanent housing.


100% of New Life Program graduates maintain or increase their income.

Contact


Darrell A. Smith
Director of Operations & Men's Ministries

814-452-4421 x239
Email