Samaritan House is leading the fight against poverty in San Mateo County

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Laura Bent Named New CEO of Samaritan House

We are so excited to announce that Laura Bent is the new CEO of Samaritan House! Laura has served as Samaritan House’s chief operating officer since 2011, and has more than 20 years of executive leadership experience in the non-profit human services industry.
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  • Adult Individuals

    We need volunteers in every Samaritan House department, including our medical and dental clinics, administration, data management, food services, client service administration, marketing, and financial empowerment.

  • Corporate Groups

    Social responsibility is not only inspiring, it’s good for your business. Corporate opportunities include one-day service, custom team building activities, and donation drives. We welcome your interest.

  • Children, Youth & Families

    Teach your kids the value of giving back. We welcome parents with children or teens volunteering with us to do things like deliver mobile meals, pack pantry bags, and run “sponsor me” events to raise money.

  • Faith & Community Groups

    Building an enduring community is at the heart of everything we do. We work with faith and community groups in many ways, including food preparation, packing and distributing groceries, and sorting and stocking our free children’s clothing store.

  • Schools & School Groups

    Volunteering is a great way to build awareness and empathy, and teach students how to join the fight against poverty and homelessness. We strive to involve schools and students in our community service.

  • Donation Drives

    Samaritan House is the only organization that delivers the full breadth of essential services to the working poor in San Mateo County—and we rely on donations to serve thousands of individuals and families. Find out how easy it is to run a drive.

Adult Individual volunteers serve in every department of Samaritan House

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We need help constantly. See how your faith or community group could get involved with us

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Samaritan House Better Tomorrow

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