Our Programs

We provide housing to homeless individuals and families in a compassionate environment while they develop the necessary tools and confidence to manage their own lives fully, responsibly and independently.

Samuel’s House consists of three core housing programs:

  • The Mary Spottswood Women’s Center providing emergency  shelter for women and women with children for up to 90 days to allow them time  to create a new beginning for themselves and their children.
  • Kathy’s Hope providing structured nurturing independent  housing for recovering women and women with children as they continue to work  towards permanency.
  • Casa de Meredith providing structured affordable permanent  efficiency and two bedroom apartment units to women, men and their intact families.

The ultimate goal of all Samuel’s House programs is to allow residents to remain independent and largely self-sufficient through the provision of specifically targeted services that will address the individual needs of each individual and make a positive,  permanent impact in their future lives.

All Samuel’s House programs meet all local safety standards and  ADA requirements as to handicap accessibility.  Samuel’s House does not discriminate based on race, religion, nationality or lifestyle.

Samuel’s House programs provide:

  • safe, secure shelter for women, women with children and now with the advent of Casa de Meredith, women and men and their families;
  • a team-approach to motivate women to reach goals and develop skills, thereby becoming viable members of society;
  • structured surroundings with training opportunities in an atmosphere of strong spiritual values;
  • a 12-Step oriented environment;
  • coordinated physical, dental and mental medical care for women and children who are residents of the Mary S. Spottswood Women’s Center and Kathy’s  Hope;
  • a group home “family” setting where women share household duties, attend  group meetings and participate in volunteer work while living in the Mary S. Spottswood  Women’s Center and Kathy’s Hope.

Samuel’s House is more than a shelter.  Current programs and  activities are tailored to the individual’s needs and may include:

  • Care Coordination for Mental Health, Primary Health and Dental  Care
  • Employment Development Services and Referrals
  • Substance Abuse and Co-occurring Disorder Workshops
  • Arts & Crafts Classes and Field Trips for Children
  • Life Management Counseling
  • Parenting Skills
  • Self-Help Groups
  • Vocational Education & Training
  • Spiritual Renewal


Our Commitment

Our work changes lives, gives hope and creates opportunity for less fortunate members of our community that wish to improve their situations.  We like to say – we offer a hand up; not a hand out.


Volunteers play an important role at Samuel’s House.  We cherish your help and promise that your talents will be appreciated and that you WILL make a difference.

People volunteer for a wide variety of reasons, especially wanting to help others, but many people find that they gather just as many benefits for themselves from volunteer work.

Volunteer Opportunities include:

Adminstrative duties such as letter-writing, mailings and data entry
Assisting with picking up and sorting donations
Developing ideas for fundraising
Assisting with planning, setup, operation, and tear down of Samuel’s House events
Teaching any skills (money management, tutoring for GED, yoga, etc.)
Landscaping and painting projects

Please tell us in the subject line of form that you are interested in volunteering. We will get in touch with you within 48 hours of email receipt for discussion about Samuel’s House and brief interview. Thank you very much for your time.

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