The Samaritan Women have been leading the restorative care work for many years. Those of us who follow TSW know that we are watching a team who brings excellence to all they do. TSW is a trustworthy organization. You can rest assured that your time talent and treasure is put to worthwhile use for the sake of the exploited and abused.
They personally contacted me by phone, email, and mailed a card thanking me for a donation. I attended a free webinar and plan to attend more and am going to get more involved, most likely as a volunteer.
The Samaritan Women Is a safe haven for individuals rescued from human trafficking and domestic trauma. The center with its holistic approach toward healing is a vital part of our community. I supported Jeanne and her fine staff at the conception of this great vision and mission. I remain confident and overjoyed by the continuum of the teams dedication, integrity and compassion.
Her Grace, Apostle Linda Harvey
Fragrance of Faith Ministry, Inc.
Trauma Healing Institute Trainer/Facilitator
This is an EXCEPTIONAL group of people who do EXTRAORDINARY work! Their deep, personal commitment to God in helping to alleviate personal suffering for the trafficked population is felt on every level! Truly an OUTSTANDING ministry!
Oh my! The life-saving, transformational work being done there is utterly amazing, great, and glorious! I have personally been involved in two retreats there! The women, the work, the WOW of those Samaritan Women! Seeing God bless the broken in a miraculous and magnificent fashion leaves you affected! I LOVE the hard work they do every day! The system they have in place is most effective! I have been following this group since 2007, and they keep getting better and better!
The opportunities provided for clients at this nonprofit are incredible. The work they do is essential for healing harm and adding good back into the world. I’ve volunteered here 3 times already, and it’s always an invigorating time for the heart, mind and soul.
The Samaritan Women is a very well-run organization that is committed to liberating women who are victims of human trafficking. The organization comes at the problem from all different angles and has more than a decade of experience supporting this under served population. They are the real deal!
I would like to thank the Samaritan Women for all they do for the least of them . They serve a population of women who the world would consider the least of them. They take the group of women they serve from the sex trafficking industry and teach them they are more than what they’ve been through by showing them unconditional love in a no judgment zone and build them up from the ground up.
I’ve volunteered with Samaritan women sometime ago. But, I have been impacted deeply by not only the volunteers that are truly invested in this mission, but also the women that they serve, who I had the pleasure of working side-by-side with
Samaritan Women was able to welcome a young lady that we were trying to help... and there was no where that was available for her to find the hope and healing she needed. She found that hope and healing at Samaritan Women and is thriving today.
They do what they promise to do and more. Having volunteered for them since my college days, I am more grateful than ever before for the work they have done to bring hope and a fresh start to victims of human trafficking. As such, I will continue to support the work of TSW wholeheartedly!
As a donor I love the work that The Samaritan Women does and has been doing. I also appreciate their transparency and honesty of the issues that trafficking has on the nation and where they are using funds.
I 1st heard about this charity through a Baltimore Sun news article .
I was so taken aback by the story That I immediately Made a pledge to support samaritan women monthly.
I have known The Samaritan Women for the last 10 years and it has been encouraging to see how they have stayed true to their vision of putting survivors' of human trafficking first all these years!
I’ve worked as a volunteer for The Samaritan Women and have seen first hand the huge impact they’ve had on trafficking survivors. And, now, as pioneers in the field, they are taking all they’ve learned and are multiplying their impact by teaching others how to create similar programs!
The best comprehensive healing and training program in the Baltimore area for trafficked and homeless women. They provide Christ centered grace and practical skill training that helps these girls and women not only leave their circumstances, but create new and better futures.
The Samaritan Woman organization daily - hourly, even - fulfills its mission with excellence.
I am a humble and proud - and grateful - supporter of TSM.
The Samaritan Women not only provides urgent and ongoing care for women in need, they are also an invaluable community resource, providing education and opportunities for advocacy that our church members can use to get involved in the mission of providing access to qualified, compassionate care.
TSW is an excellent authority on human trafficking and survivor care. They are compassionate, willing to listen, and extremely encouraging of all efforts, big and small. I loved working and volunteering there!
As a coverage supervisor, I'm constantly in awe of the love and support that the staff show for the residents. We work so hard to give them a strong foundation and build a framework for the future, and I'm so happy to watch the progress the residents make during their time at TSW.
Management is kind, communicative, and cares about the experience of volunteers and residents. I'm thrilled to be involved at TSW and will continue to be in the future.
There are very few organizations that provide the need that The Samaritan Women provides. Their "model" of doing should be replicated 10,000 times over because the need is that great; & what they provide meets that need. Find it in your heart to volunteer or help in any way.
I have been involved with this ministry for over 10 years. They have grown over the years in a responsible way. Always looking for Gods leading in the work and responding. They are fiscally responsible being good stewards of peoples donations and time.
I started volunteering at The Samaritan Women for a 4 week internship requirement and 5 and a half years later I am still volunteering there. I believe in the mission The Samaritan Women has and the genuine love and care they give to every single woman that passes through it's doors. The women that reside there have the opportunity to not only heal and recover from their past, but to better their chances of reaching for a better life. They are given the opportunity to work for their GED, to enroll in college courses, receive tutoring, learn practical life skills, create art projects, and much, much more... I can't imagine a better environment for the healing and learning these women need.
I've been volunteering with The Samaritan Women for several years and this organization is a game-changer for victims of human trafficking. They serve the community with faith-focused hearts and I am so grateful to be a small part of it.
A mission trip in 2015, was the first time I was blessed to visit The Samaritan Women and meet some amazing young ladies who lived there. We were able to lead a retreat for them and love them like Jesus. That experience left me with an unwavering desire to have a restorative home for women who desired to escape the chains of sex trafficking in my home state. I’ve been back several times, but on this last trip I co-led an immersion trip that focused on being educated on the issue of sex trafficking. One of the most impactful moments of this trip for me was being able to interact with the ladies in the graduate house all of whom I had met from previous trips. Seeing their growth and success through the program was so moving. This is what TSW is all about; seeing them succeed beyond the program and having a relationship with Christ. The Samaritan Women has been a foundational sound program that not only has provided exeptional support for the ladies that participate, but also for the volunteers who come to help out. They have proven to be substantial in educating other agencies on the atrocity of this issue, and leading potential shelter foundations on the business side of having a restorative home, and spiritual responsibilites of getting involved.
I became a volunteer at TSW about 5 years ago and have been amazed at the work that TSW does. Not only do they make sure that the ladies are taken well care of physically but also help the ladies heal mentally and emotionally, and grow spiritually. I have served as a coverage supervisor and have seen the ladies turn into mature confident women who know they are loved and valuable. The staff at TSW is amazing and they work hard to continual to improve their programs. TSW also continues to make others aware of the evil of human trafficking and now they are teaching other organizations what they know so that other groups can fight this evil. TSW is a wonderful organization and I have been blessed to be a volunteer at TSW!
My wife and I have supported Samaritan Women for years- Really great organization doing actual things AND trying to share what works with others who lead similar organizations. Some really great people to get behind and support- the results go well beyond the many who come to the actual property. Highly recommend.
The heart for those in need is clearly evident with the staff of The Samaritan Women. This growing organization is an inspiration to watch in action and a joy to support individually or with our church. A few weeks ago, we had an opportunity to work in the garden with other volunteers. It was such an encouragement to see a community come together and get their hands dirty for the sake of the Kingdom and these women in need. I was especially thrilled to see how TSW welcomed youth to serve alongside adults.
I had the pleasure of spending a week with TSW and learning all about their vision and mission. I was accompanied by 8 other ladies from our church in Louisville, Ky. We were going to learn as much as we could in a short time about domestic Sex Trafficking.
We were blown away by the incredible staff and even more so by TSW's many faithful volunteers.
I am overwhelmed by the vision and leadership of Jeanne Allert, the founder and executive director. Our group of ladies will be forever changed by this experience. It was a chance to gain so much more than knowledge, it was a call to action! If you get a chance to visit this exceptional nonprofit or even more so to support it financially through a one time gift or even purchasing the fabulous biscotti that they make, you absolutely should!
I have been working with the Samaritan Women for about two years providing spiritual care and support to those who are called to do this work. The love and compassion that they have for the work that they do is a love that only God can provide. Through the Samaritan Women I have been made aware of a situation that I didn't know existed in the US, let alone my own backyard. The Samaritan Women are aggressively attacking domestic human sex trafficking head-on. The dedication and commitment of those who provide care for the ladies who are residents of The Samaritan Women is awesome and effective. I am blessed to have the opportunity to provide spiritual care and support for those who give their lives to save a life
I have volunteered at the Samaritan Women for about 5 years and it has been an amazing blessing. The women I have met there are so very brave and TSW gives them an opportunity to heal, grow, form friendships, have responsibility and to realize they are worthy of Love and are capable of a bright future. TSW is a wonderful place!
After serving with The Samaritan Women for a little more than a year, I've realized that their affect is deep as well as wide. They achieve great depth in the restoration offered to the women they serve, all the while reaching thousands with training, education, and general awareness about the issue of domestic sex trafficking. This organization stands out as a leader in the field, yet remains humble and eager to learn from others. It’s been a pleasure to work with the staff, volunteers, and clients alike.
I volunteered with The Samaritan Women in 2012 and was immediately instilled with a desire to help further this organization's mission. They compassionately and responsibly care for the residents in their shelter program, engage the community in volunteer projects, and have mobilized thousands through their awareness campaigns. The Samaritan Women also houses the newly established Institute for Shelter Care, which conducts much-needed research surrounding shelter services for survivors of human trafficking. This is a truly incredible organization that refuses to leave the vulnerable behind.
As a long time volunteer on short-term projects from 2008-2015, I made a long-term commitment to come on board as Volunteer Staff of The Samaritan Women in 2016. The short term projects had fit in and around my work as a President of a local IT company, but now, retired, I had more time and opportunity to apply any skills gained in private industry for this non-profit. it wasn't immediately clear to me how my experience running an IT education and training company could possibly help a shelter for women trafficking victims. I was willing to explore opportunities over the next 9 months while serving in a variety of roles. Eventually The Samaritan Women and I became quite clear that for the residents of this group home to graduate from the therapeutic and life skills program, they would need robust education and vocational skills to re/integrate into the community. Suddenly 27 years in education and training became very useful. I found this charity very open and willing to learn from my private industry experience. I learned the difficulties of working with nonexistent budgets. How does one start a vocational training program with no money? How does one purchase the necessary equipment or hire the management team with no monies? I faced all of these challenges and more. With complete financial transparency and certification from the Evangelical Council on Financial Accountability (ECFA), I felt confident that this non profit had the correct leadership in place to launch a Vocational Training enterprise. In the Fall of 2017, The Samaritan Women successfully launched a Bakery. This Bakery gainfully employs our resident interns, paying them, and providing them in-demand job skills, which will ease their re/integration into any community. I appreciate the opportunity to serve this organization in my retirement.
The Samaritan Wome is a place where women who have been rescued from human trafficking find hope and healing in a safe loving environment.It is a Christian organization that helps women further their education, heal physically, emotionally and spiritually. I have had the privilege of volunteering with this organization for almost 9 years. The staff, volunteers and board of directors are constantly seeking ways to learn and grow themselves and the ministry.
I've been involved with The Samaritan Women for approximately two years, and it has been an amazing experience to work with people who are so strongly committed to serving those who have been the victims of human trafficking. Their leadership is focused on serving at every step a need exists, from advocacy, through awareness, and recovery and restoration! I especially want to point out the long-term and tireless impact Jeanne Allert has made--her leadership is unfailing, her passion for the needs of others is unwavering, and her boldness to stand against the predators is undaunted!
I have been volunteering at The Samaritan Women since 2009. The work that is being done here is amazing. The staff is excellent and the care the residents receive is 2nd to none.
Since September 2016 I have served at The Samaritan Women as Volunteer Maryland Coordinator through an AmeriCorps program called Volunteer Maryland in the Governor's Office of Community Initiatives. It has been my absolute pleasure to work with this organization's amazing volunteers, and a privilege to see an organization so dedicated to helping a population in need.
The Samaritan Women has operated since 2007 and has provided residential services since 2012. Volunteerism and radical, selfless service have always been at the heart of this organization, and volunteers have made it possible for us to offer amazing opportunities for our residents and expand our services. Volunteers serve in remarkably varied capacities; in all areas of our organization. There are always new ways to get involved and engage in this work. While serving here I have been so inspired and humbled to see our volunteers' dedication and the hope they bring to us when they serve: hope that cultural change is possible to end human trafficking, and hope that we can offer the absolute best there is in survivor services for our clients and make a true impact on their restoration.
The Samaritan Women is an incredible organization and they are truly doing the Lord's work. The first time I pulled up to TSW to complete my volunteer training was approximately two years ago. I remember feeling nervous and excited. As I left that day, I cried and realized this was a special place where God's goodness and grace meets darkness and evil. I serve as a tutor and I love going to TSW weekly to experience the joy and love radiating from the staff, volunteers, and residents. I highly recommend TSW if you are looking for a way to plug in and get involved in the Baltimore community. Volunteering there is highly rewarding!
My wife and I have been serving--enthusiastically--as liaison between our church, Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, and The Samaritan Women for about three years. It has been one of the most rewarding experiences of our lives, and we are so grateful to Christ for steering us in this direction! We help organize trips for the Samaritan Women to locations around Baltimore and then to lunch. We take them to the annual Severna Park High School Rock and Roll Revival, and recently we took them to our church's production of Godspell. We organize church donations of clothing , household articles, and reading supplies. We recruit additional volunteers to help out at The Samaritan Women as well. We also teach GED courses for the ladies, mine in social studies and my wife's in reading. We are heartened by the enthusiasm and hard work of the ladies with whom it has been our privilege to work. Bill and Beth Hadley
I have been volunteering for about two years now as a driver and tutor on a regular basis. TSW has an incredible staff who are so dedicated and skilled at the work they are doing to restore, educate, and develop a model of care that our nation so desperately needs. The transformation that takes place in these women is an honor to watch. TSW provides an opportunity for healing and redemption rooted in love. It's a hard road to travel for the victims of domestic human trafficking to get out of the life, but God is at work at TSW and miracles happen everyday at this place. I wish everyone had the opportunity to sit across from one of these young women because in her face you will see your sister, your friend, your daughter, and a child of God. Whether you are praying for TSW, donating your time, talent, or treasure, know that this is an organization that walks the walk.
I've volunteered many times with The Samaritan Women, and the staff is always happy and welcoming! It's a great place to learn about the issues of human trafficking.
It's an awesome place full of love! The residents are excited to share their progress with the volunteers and staff. Each phase of the program seems to give new hope.
I always enjoy volunteering at TSW. They are such a great organization and all of the people there love what the do. I am glad they can make a difference in other people's lives and support women in need. The staff and volunteers are always positive and provide a welcoming environment for everyone.
I have worked with this ministry for about 5 years and have seen amazing things happen. There is a wonderful feeling of community and family. Most of the women served continue to be apart of the TSW family even after they leave the program. It's an amazing organization and I feel so blessed to serve there.
The work being done by TSW is incredible. The staff, board and volunteers put their hearts into every task, big or small. It is an honor to be a part of this ministry's work and a humbling experience to see how the lives of these women are changing!
I have been with the Samaritan Women for just under three months and can honestly say that God is here. The work being done for these women is not always easy, as is true for all non-profit work, but seeing the improvements in the lives of the residences is a constant reminder of how good God is and how He always provides when you are doing His work. There is a big whole in helping domestic victims of human trafficking and this is an organization that is trying, in conjunction with other organizations across the US, to fill this hole. This organization is also on the forefront of trying to fight to reduce the number of victims out there. If you are looking to volunteer with, donate to, or just pray for an organization, this is a great organization to pick.
They are judgemental and unkind. They cause pain, not healing
For those who commit themselves to volunteer activity in service to the most needy persons in the human family, there are innumerable options and opportunities. Some provide immediate relief to human needs; some provide long-term healing from trauma. When I retired, I chose to offer my talents and experiences, my passion and my time to The Samaritan Women, an organization dedicated to bringing hope for new life to women victims of complicated traumas resulting from years of domestic sexual trafficking. The Samaritan Women provides a residential environment of care, education, guidance, positive experiences, and spirituality within a home-like residence with family-like responsibilities. Pope Francis has said: "Our efforts must aim at restoring hope, righting wrongs, and maintaining commitments, and thus promoting the well-being of individuals and peoples." Such is the work of this nonprofit organization, supported mainly through individual and corporate or foundation contributions, functioning with a very small staff, and using hundreds of volunteers who are passionate about this ministry. Those who serve these wounded women offer them faith in their human dignity, hope in a future they had not realized they had, and love which they had not previously experienced. As they heal, these women find talents and strengths which will enable them to succeed once they complete their residential program.
I discovered TSW as a volunteer over three years ago and have never looked back. As TSW has so adeptly phrases it, the battle against Human Trafficking is really a battle against modern day slavery. That's the gravity of this issue and TSW isn't afraid to tell it like it is. The maturity of the organization is evident in the scope of their work, which stretches from pioneering policy development and legislative reform, to changing the lives of individuals through their restorative care program. Over the years I have worked with several levels of staff, board member, volunteer and client, I can say with certainty that this institution walks the walk. They do so much with so little, and always with the primary focus of changing people's lives. I look forward to seeing their influence grow, and with it their capacity to effectively fight this modern day slavery.
TSW has opened my eyes to an epidemic that is out of control but no one wants to discuss, human trafficking. It is just too much for most to fathom, including myself several years ago. It wasn't until I met Jeanne and other like-minded people (staff and board) that I realized that this is an issue that is local, and we CAN do something to help. The things that the TSW staff and volunteers do for the women that are in the program is amazing and commendable. TSW provides many ways to enrich and empower the person while moving them towards a place of peace and self-sufficiency. This is an organization worth supporting. This is a cause worth advocating for and discussing. Just imagine for one second that one of these children in slavery is your daughter, granddaughter, sister or niece. That horrified feeling is how the women imprisoned in this practice feel every minute of every day. And many will never know peace.
Lives are saved here. Literally. This is a place of restoration, healing, new beginnings, fresh starts, learning, growing, enjoying, delighting, embracing, accepting, and HARD WORK. A genuine place. An authentic organization, truly seeking healing for women who have been victimized. The approach is holistic and individualized. There is necessary structure, a needed component for this type of work. The staff go above and beyond to meet needs and provide exceptional service. You can see in the residents demeanor, the safety and empowerment they feel here. This place is incredible and I am humbled and grateful to be a small part in this great work.
I love volunteering at TSW. Everyone is loving and giving. And it is always a blessing to see the residence grow right in front of your eyes.
I've been involved with The Samaritan Women since 2009 and I'm very grateful for all that they are doing in Baltimore and in the US. Their work with survivors of human trafficking is unparalleled. In many ways they are the model for how to work alongside survivors in a healing, faith-based environment. I have always been impressed with the variety of ways that volunteers can plug in at TSW, farming, building, working with people, administrative work... they utilize volunteers of all passions!
I have never seen such a Wonderful program of restoration of what the locusts have taken.....
I am looking forward to climbing on board to be apart of this Wonderful Program.
My children and I volunteered at TSW last weekend though a community outreach event sponsored by my employer. It was a wonderful experience and a great opportunity to teach my boys about giving back. TSW is doing great work to help these women get their lives back.
The Samaritan Women is a beautiful place that helps survivors of human trafficking get back on track through their long-term rehabilitation program. They help enrich Baltimore and teach volunteers about human trafficking happening in the United States. I started volunteering their in May 2012 and continue to go back when I can to visit my friends I've made there and help out on the farm. We need more organization like TSW to provide healing for victims of this awful crime and the help share their stories of hope and redemption made possible through our lord Jesus. Definitely visit TSW and get involved in their work. Believe me, it will change your life
My family and I volunteered here with the Baltimore Frassati fellowship at their annual "Freedom BBQ" fundraiser. It was a very fun and meaningful experience. I was very impressed by the staff and residents and the event as a whole. I hope to volunteer here more in the future.
Our high school students became acquainted w/Samaritan Women through service projects. Their experience w/TSW helped shape their world and life views as christian young men. Thank you, TSW!
Where do I begin to describe my heart for TSW? As an individual, I was referred to volunteer at TSW by my sister and have since volunteered multiple times with various groups of people. TSW truly values their volunteers and helps them see the bigger picture...you're not just pulling weeds, you're showing the residents that you care about them and want their living space to be nice. As a working professional, TSW has been a great place to bring a group of coworkers to volunteer as there are many tangible ways to engage participants and bring awareness to human trafficking in our country.
I have found that participating in the healing of others brings healing to myself, too.
I didn't know much about this organization upon visiting, but after witnessing some of the resident women and their talents during a recent event I am most impressed. Each occupant and staff member took their time to speak with you and helped you to understand why their organization has found so much success over the past few years.
Though sometimes it may be difficult to see ALL of progress being made with the residents with one's own eyes, surely the hard work and diligent labor of the organization can be witnessed first-hand in the care and restoration of the building that the organization now inhabits. Over the years I have watched the house transform from an abandoned and boarded up building in Baltimore City to a mansion restored to its original charm.
Surely an organization that puts so much care into its residence, is unquestionably committed to the success of its residents!
As a college service learning practitioner, I work with over a hundred non-profit organizations each year and routinely engage students in volunteer service activities. TSW is one of our favorite partners. They not only provide meaningful volunteer opportunities to our students, they do an excellent job educating our students about critical issues facing our community. They dedication and work on human trafficking and urban food access is truly remarkable.
I was looking for a place to volunteer and I heard from a friend about TSW. I didn't know what to expect when signing up, but it far exceeded my expectations. The staff is friendly and warm and are so happy to have volunteers. What makes TSW so special to me is that though you may not interact with any of the residents, they know you are there and they feel so loved that volunteers show up to work on their farm. It is a place that is definitely making a difference. Not only in the lives of the women there, but in the volunteers too. It's a great place for families and people of all ages to make a huge difference. Every time I have a chance to go to TSW I'm there!
Our company has been a regular support of TSW for the past few years and it's amazing to see the work that is being done there. I don't think you'd find another group as passionate about their calling as you have The Samaritan Women. It's great to see them making a difference and truly challenge the lives of the ladies that are in their care.
I started volunteering at The Samaritan Women for a service learning project for college. At first when I started volunteering I didn't know what to expect because this was something I never really done but, after my first day of volunteering I fell in love with the place and it broke my heart hearing some of information about human trafficking. Even after the project for school I still continue to go and volunteer at The Samaritan Women because I love the fact that I get to help in some sort of way to give women hope and to show them that there are people out there who care about them. This place has in a way help me prepare myself getting myself ready to go into the field of criminal justice because even though I would be enforcing laws I know that there are organizations like The Samaritan Women out there to help women get back to feeling loved and wanted again when they think they are not.