Good Samaritan Blog

Travel back to 1999…

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.

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Never Drop the Santa Act

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.

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Suicide Prevention Month – Shining a Light of Hope

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.  

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Russ, the 9th Boy: From Former Youth to Mentor

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. 

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Celebrating Our Graduates!

Celebrating Our Graduates! Facebook Twitter LinkedIn With seniors around the country celebrating their high school graduation, I wanted to share a statistic with you: just

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Celebrating Mother’s Day at Good Samaritan Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Happy Mother’s Day!  Mothers are essential to our lives. I’m Ariel, an intern here at Good

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