The Eagala Model at Good Samaritan

The Eagala Model at Good Samaritan Facebook Twitter LinkedIn From the time the Good Samaritan Boys Ranch opened in 1959, horses have played an important role in helping youth heal. Today, several staff members at the Ranch are certified by the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association, or Eagala. The official Eagala website notes that […]

Protective Factors: What They Are and Why We Need Them

Protective Factors: What They Are and Why We Need Them Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Every 10 seconds, a report of child abuse or neglect is made to child protection agencies. In Missouri alone, there were 5,465 substantiated cases of child abuse and/or neglect in 2018. These are sobering statistics, but child abuse IS preventable. At Good Samaritan, […]

Transitional Living: Sydney’s Story of Hope

Transitional Living: Sydney’s Story of Hope Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Meet Sydney.   Guarded and fiercely independent, Sydney joined the Transitional Living program and became a full-time resident as a 17 year-old high school student. Around this time, she became pregnant with her son. In a new place, surrounded by adults who she did not yet fully […]

What Do We Mean by “Activate the Good”?

What Do We Mean by “Activate the Good”? Facebook Twitter LinkedIn I entered the role of CEO for the Good Samaritan Boys Ranch in 2020. I was given an almost impossible task: following in the footsteps of a titan in the child welfare sector. Kevin Killian, our former CEO, breathed life into this organization 30 […]

How Do We Define Success?

How Do We Define Success? Facebook Twitter LinkedIn How does Good Samaritan define success? Well, it depends. When I first joined Good Samaritan as the Communications Coordinator, I remember that on top of wanting to know more about our programs, I also wanted to know how we define success in those programs. I mean, if […]

Graduation and Giving Yourself Grace

Graduation and Giving Yourself Grace Share This Ever spend three hours working hard only to accomplish what seems like nothing? And then struggle giving yourself grace? I know I have. For example, this past Wednesday, I spent all morning working on grants. This is how I spent it: 1 hour typing 30 minutes deleting   30 […]