Good Samaritan Blog
I want to take you back to 1999… The world was in a frenzy about Y2K being right around the corner, Star Wars Episode I – The Phantom Menace released to mixed reception, the Game Boy Color was the hit toy of the holidays, and the New York Yankees won their 25th World Series Championship. Here at Good Samaritan, 1999 was a very important step forward for how we served youth in foster care with the start of our Transitional Living Program.
Let’s be honest. The holidays are stressful. It’s easy to forget what makes them special. That feeling all but disappears when you are gathered-together with your family. A lot of our youth have never experienced sitting around the kitchen table with their whole family for a big Thanksgiving feast, or the pure bliss of a tree full of gifts on Christmas.
You may have heard that September is Suicide Prevention Month, and we believe recognizing how you feel is the first step toward healing. When working with youth who have experienced trauma this can be a high hurdle for our therapists, but with enough education, strong relationships, and a safe environment, we can break down those barriers.
With Help From Hillcrest: How a Partnership With One School Helps Our Youth Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Youth in foster care face unique challenges when working
I’d like to introduce you to Russ. Russ was the 9th boy here at our Specialized Care program at our Ranch location– he was there in 1959! And for Russ, his time at the Ranch was transformative. So much so that he returns each year to give back to the youth currently in our program.
What makes Good Samaritan unique? How do we stand out when there are so many amazing non-profits out there doing life-changing work? What unique gap do we fill?
Celebrating Love at Good Samaritan Boys Ranch this Valentine’s Day Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Happy Valentine’s Day from Good Samaritan Boys Ranch! Today, we celebrate the
A Step Towards Independence: Good Samaritan’s Apartments Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Did you know that Good Samaritan offers apartments to foster youth who are ready to