Impact of the Government shutdown on our services

A message from our Director of Development, Lynn Nawahine on the Federal Government shutdown:

“We are relieved to report that as yet we have not had a significant increase in client requests. The good news is that the State of California says it has enough money to continue providing food stamps, school lunches and aid to poor mothers and children through the end of October. Should the budget impasse continue beyond that, they may be forced to cut programs that directly affect our clients, such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as food stamps; and grants to help residents pay their energy bills.

We will continue to be mindful of what is happening in Washington and will update you if funding cuts begin to trickle down to the most vulnerable here in California.”

Lynn Nawahine, CFRE
Director of Development, Samaritan House