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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

113 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.

Dawn A.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love this organization and what they are doing to help fight human trafficking. Their seminars are excellently presented, informative and very helpful.

Donor

Rating: 5

Great organization doing great things! Their work expanding the reach of their organization to help other organizations follow a similar model is top notch.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Samaritan Women - Institute for Shelter Care has been a God sent to us at Zoe Freedom Center. We were accepted as a 2021 Mentee and they have provided exemplary service and invaluable teachings and guidance. Establishing a non profit is tough, but we feel much more equipped with a stronger foundation as a result of completing the first phase. We are putting what we learned into motion, and TSW has been there every step of the way. Through the monthly checkins and open door policy, they have made such a difference in our organization. We are thankful to be included in the program as we are primarily an addiction services organization which will specialize in the restorative care of trafficking survivors with addictions. TSW is a Great Nonprofit and their vision, "that any survivor, anywhere in the nation, would have access to qualified, compassionate care" in which to heal, is desperately needed.

Donor

Rating: 5

As the former Grant Committee chair for the Catonsville Womens Giving Circle, I have had multiple opportunities to tour this facility and hear about their work, in addition to meeting the women they help. I am amazed at what an incredible job they do and at the impact of their work. This nonprofit provides a critical and scarce service to combat human trafficking and assist its victims in recovering and reestablishing their lives.

Donor

Rating: 5

Samaritan women is working here in the USA to curb sex slavery .
I applaud their work
They are located in one of our major cities of Baltimore.
Thank you for helping them do their work !!
Deborah Day
Virginia

Cheryl S.11

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Far exceeds expectations. I have been in training sessions which were very thorough, helpful and dynamic with resources.

Client Served

Rating: 5

2 years ago I had the dream to help victims of sex trafficking but did not know how. I had a vision of offering hope & healing but not the tools to start a project from scratch. A letter to a potential donor crossed my path which is where I learned about the Mentorship Program. An intensive program to help others us build a sustainable program -With the mentorship of the team at Samaritan Women we are 1/2 way to opening up a shelter in Kansas. I also want to thank the donors of TSW because your donations allowed TSW to prepare/plan/staff & provide the research for this program. Your donations are exponential and will have a ripple effect across this nation to help victims of exploitation heal, find hope and a future.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization. The work they do is so spirit led & filled it's incredible. The women they help (which isn't even a good enough word for they truly do) receive life changing care. There aren't words to describe the work and care I've seen their staff do and give, it is incomparable.

Mark Z.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been working with the Samaritan Women for almost 3 years now, and have nothing but praise for this organization. Their educational resources on topics of human trafficking, sexual abuse, and pornography are extremely thorough and helpful, and they are continually expanding their offerings. Their staff is clearly passionate about fighting against trafficking and disseminating important information on this topic to all communities. Not to mention the work their shelter in Baltimore is doing on the ground. I consider myself blessed to work with this excellent organization!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am part of Sycamore Farm Ky and the educational material is a great asset for our nonprofit.

Gram Gram D.

Donor

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to attend an awareness/fundraising event at Samaritan Women's campus. It was not only a well run event, but powerful in it's content, eye opening and inspiring. I hope to support them further financially as well as volunteer in the future. I pray daily for their continued "success" in making more people aware of this unacceptable activity in our state and in our country.

Sharon F.4

Donor

Rating: 5

They provide a much needed service to those who are terribly undeserved. And they provide that service with love, grace and mercy. This world needs that!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This team is the real deal. They approach their work with passion, excellence, and joy. TSW's Institute for Shelter Care is providing critical support to anti-trafficking shelters that will ensure individuals healing from sex trafficking receive the best care possible!

NancyJeanne

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have admired and prayed for this organization for more than a decade! They are real, smart, generous to their calling and selfless in their approach to trafficked women! They create hope and new beginnings! Can’t say enough about this amazing team of committed people!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A tremendous resource for other agencies providing housing resources for survivors. Keep up the great work!

Carol M.9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

TSW (The Samaritan Women) has been a presence in the Baltimore area for many years. They offer compassionate care to those women who find themselves caught in the web of trafficking. This blight on society has been evident since the start of time and TSW is working hard to remove it. Their staff is caring and compassionate. Their programs are proven and effective. They offer training for houses and staff across our nation which allows them to share their insights and experiences with a larger audience. I serve as a volunteer and I am grateful for, and support, their mission.

Faith Maya O.

Donor

Rating: 5

Love everything this nonprofit does to equip, empower and encourage women and children who are held in bondage to the sex trade. Yesterday I attended a really informative webinar from them about human trafficking and I appreciate what they are doing to bring awareness to this issue. So often it is swept under the rug because it makes many people, including myself, feel so uncomfortable and overwhelmed. They were so kind and patient! Knowing they are a Christian organization only makes their mission all the more personal to me. Continuing to hope they expand and do all that God has called them to do to set free the captives. Be blessed y’all!!

Danielle75

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great organization that uses evidence-based practices and research to inform shelter programming

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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Andy H.6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Samaritan Women is a group that is truly loving one woman at a time just as Jesus did. The folks they reach are some of the most vulnerable in our society that learn how to survive after trauma.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful mission with a great staff dedicated to serving women!

Fragranceof F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Tomas J L.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!

Donor

Rating: 5

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!

Jennifer L.14

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Samaritan Woman organization daily - hourly, even - fulfills its mission with excellence.
I am a humble and proud - and grateful - supporter of TSM.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Linda Suzanne B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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

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.

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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!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.
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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Former staff

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 1

They are judgemental and unkind. They cause pain, not healing