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.
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
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.
Excellent staff with institutional knowledge of the best ways to support women who have been trafficked and sexually exploited. Staff and volunteers are kind and caring, and residents have so many wonderful opportunities to lead a supported life actively seeking Christ and discovering their true potential.
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.
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!
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.
The Samaritan Women is changing lives in Baltimore. We have had the privilege of volunteering with the organization since early on in it's inception. We love the staff and pray for the women that they impact. TSW stands apart as a facility of high integrity to the values that they espouse. I hope to continue to be an asset in their mission for many years to come.
The Samaritan Women is amazing non-profit that is actually changing lives in Baltimore. This place doesn't stop expanding. The amazing staff and board never says 'it's enough.' God bless you! We love you!
I have watched this organization on the outside for the past two years provide its heart and soul to specifically make a difference in the lives of a dozen or so women who have been victimized in the human trafficking environment and looking to rehabilitate their lives, while generally trying to provide more visibility into how to curtail/eliminate this multi-billion dollar global dilemma of sex trafficking that is so under the general public's radar screen at this point. The cause is led by an unbelievably selfless visionary by the name of Jeanne Allert, who has donated money, property and her unbelievable energy to this cause, a Board comprised of individuals who have immersed themselves into improving the organization and its strategic direction, and an underpaid, yet incredibly skilled and motivated by the cause staff that goes well beyond the norm to provide an environment of love and skill-building for the residents who are recovering to get their lives back to "normalcy" and productivity, while trying at the same time to build the infrastructure necessary to ensure the future of The Samaritan Women through enhancing visibility of this problem and fundraising. The organization also has built a working farm on the site of the residence and sponsors a monthly "Veranda Dinner' where a local, respected chef puts together a meal for potential donors, partially sourced from items on the local farm, with direct interaction with the recovering residents to hear their compelling stories and understand first-hand the incredible benefits that are being provided by The Samaritan Women organization. This is an organization that is doing incredible things that benefit the entire society, focused on one recovering resident at a time, that needs and deserves more visibility and funding to perpetuate its mission and further its outreach and impact over time.
I like tsw because it is a family style recovery center that allows me to be myself and heal and grow at my own pace. The Samaritan Women is set apart because of its unique approach to recovery. Also my case manager is a beacon of sunshine. -P.J.
I have truly enjoyed my time here at The Samaritan Women. In the last 8 months I have had the privilege to create long-lasting friendships with both staff as well as residents. To me, all these people are more like family. I LOVE THEM ALL and I am honored to know such audacious people of God. They have supported me throughout my recovery and for that I am forever grateful. Shout out to Ms. Jeanne,Ms. Patty, Mr. McKenna, and Mr Fichman! I Love you all. ~SONG~
Its the only place I have been able to feel comfortable enough to take my recovery seriously. This is the first program to help me find my real issues, and to heal without trying to medicate or sedate myself. Since being here at TSW I’ve been able to reunite with my family and build long-lasting healthy friendships. I’m very grateful for The Samaritan Women and without them I don’t know if I would of made it. -Button
There is a lot of freedom like freedom of speech. I don’t feel like I’m being controlled. You can really feel the love. If you put the effort towards your healing and want it, its worth every opportunity.
TSW is a wonderful organization where lives are being impacted. We have many new experience. Its a place where you can started to find out who you are and what you want for your life. There is so many fabulous staff here to support and love you for where you are. Please give and help their cause for all the girls still out there.
When the words TSW comes to mind, I hear ringing words like refuge, hope, stability,Christ, opportunity and another chance. Its here at The Samaritan Women where women come face to face with their deep-rooted pain and the symptoms that was used to cover it up. Its a place where healing begins. Its also a place where your true self dreams and purpose is discovered; and the reason for living is uncovered. Its a place that showed me freedom in a new way.
I was a Social Work intern at The Samaritan Women (TSW) for three semesters and it was such a wonderful experience. The staff at TSW are truly committed and go above and beyond to serve the community. This is more than a job for staff- serving others is a way of life for them. Every day at my internship, I learned something new and was truly inspired. I would recommend TSW for anyone who wants to volunteer and make a difference in their community!
We know from personal experience that TSW saves lives. Having dealt with other rehab facilities across the country, it is apparent that TSW is not a "business", but a place where all human life is considered valuable. The level of care from all of the volunteers, staff, and Jeanne is comprehensive, caring, and compassionate. They stand by the philosophy that every human life is sacred and has the right to be respected and protected. We are so grateful for this program. TSW has saved our daughter's life!
I first heard about TSW from my church through a service project, it at was long before the campus was able to house residents.
I remember going into the houses and wondering if the entire building was going to come crashing down on our heads while we tried to clean them out.
Now years later I still volunteer when I can and not only with my church. I have witnessed an ARMY of volunteers transform the property into the awesome rehabilitation center for women that it is today.
The property itself is proof that God can redeem, restore and renew anything and that is exactly what is going on in the lives of the women that live at TSW.
This is an amazing organization, with a great focus, and a team that has a drive like no other. Their passion, dedication and hard work for their mission is contagious!
Many organizations have the feeling of a business. At Samaritan Women everyone is treated as family. This means that the people (clients, workers, volunteers, visitors) are valued. Their value is does not rest in the fact that is proper etiquette to put on your best face but because they are people, God's children. Samaritan Women exists because all people are important.
I remember hearing Jean speak at Cherish The Child, feeling so scared for our young girls as she explained the statistics and problems facing victims. I have since met employees and board members as well as volunteers - all are passionate and professional in their work and mission. I loved hearing recently about their broadening options for care and recovery. A very worthy nonprofit organization!!!
I started volunteering at The Samaritan Women through my company last fall and have been coming back pretty much every week since then. When I arrived with my company, we were put to work on the farm, cleaning up the grounds and harvesting in the fields. It was amazingly liberating and freeing work and excellently organized experience. My co-workers regularly ask me when we are going to go back.
I continued to volunteer with the farm when I had the opportunity to begin working in the residence with the ladies. I began doing overnights and seeing them regularly once a week. It's been a fantastic experience seeing them as they grow and work through their personal change. Jeanne and the other staff are warm, compassionate but very candid and no nonsense with the ladies that come in to the house. It's like a huge family that talks and learns and goes through the ups and downs of life. I've learned so much coming in to this environment and have been able to form real relationships with the women and others in my life.
Jeanne invited me to join the ladies for a conference that I thought was linked to victims of human trafficking but was actually a Women of Faith conference. My oversight Mind you, I haven't stepped in a church (outside of funerals) since I was 7 and haven't been particularly religious. Even when I was volunteering The Samaritan Women never once pressured me to worship or practice. They utilize faith as a pillar for guidance, not use religion as a means to push an agenda which was so different from any other experience that I've ever had.
When I went to the conference, it was the first time I have really experienced true love and community worshiping God. It was a brief epiphany but Jeanne and the other staff and residents at TSW have been incredibly supportive in my exploration of my faith, providing me with reading materials, inviting me to worship with them and then inviting me to bible study with them.
I cannot thank Samaritan Women enough for their kindness, support, wisdom and guidance through this experience. I came in to help them and they ended up helping me.
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Our Father/Son group at LifePoint Church volunteered on a Saturday this Spring to remove debris, leaves and weeds from the grounds. We learned more about the mission from a presentation prior to us getting started that gave us a more detailed understanding of the day to day operation and what motivates the staff. I had a chance to meet the staff prior to our work day and was blown away by their desire to serve women who have been trafficked.
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I am fortunate to have been involved at The Samaritan Women since early in its history. The quality and consistency of care from Executive Director, Jeanne Allert, and her staff is nothing short of amazing. They go above and beyond the call in servicing those woman who are entrusted to their care. A truly special place of healing. It's an honor to be a part on this ministry.
I came across Samaritan Women shortly after its inception about 5 years ago. Since then I've worked with its leaders in various ways, from recruiting donors of paving materials and signs, to making connections at the VA, to selecting the prime HVAC renovation contractor, to working with outside CPAs for the first audits, based on my own vocation as a CPA/CFO -- to cutting the grass. Members of my church have actively worked on fundraising, and farm and renovation projects.
This charity is one of the most pure and cost-efficient I have encountered in my career. The facilities are unique, and the outpouring of well-deployed volunteers is extraordinary. The residence, the farm, and the message address acute needs of our times.
Three things you should know about "TSW"--
Huge army of volunteers, whatever your skill, they can use it! I am helping with corporate donations
Inspiring site-- 23 acres right nearby where 695 meets 144 -- big urban farm
The staff is singularly focused on helping victims of human trafficking, and very open to new ideas and helpers.