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The Samaritan Women

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services, Human Trafficking, Personal Social Services

Mission: Guided by our Christian faith, The Samaritan Women seeks to advance quality care for sexually-exploited persons. Our mission is to lead by operating transformative care programs, engaging in collaborative research, and offering a supportive shelter mentorship program.

Results: We have served nearly 100 survivors since 2011, investing individually in each woman: academically, vocationally, spiritually, socially, and in self care. Our graduates become advocates, making an impact in their communities and working alongside us to end modern day slavery.

Target demographics: Survivors of Domestic Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation

Geographic areas served: United States

Programs: Our programs include awareness and prevention training for communities and churches, residential restorative care program for survivors, and intensive training and mentoring program for shelter programs across the nation.

Community Stories

74 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Lois P.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Jon B.2

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Jennifer C.8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Advisor

Rating: 5

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

Danielle75

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!