What You Should Know About Holiday Program 2023

Every family deserves to share in the joy of the season without having to choose between holiday cheer and a warm meal or safe place to sleep. Dignity goes beyond the essentials, and for many individuals and families struggling, this jolly season can often be a difficult time. Join your neighbors during this special time […]

Back to School Drive 2023

Our backpack drive is here! Every year, Samaritan House provides more than 2,500 low-income children and teens in San Mateo County with new backpacks and school supplies. Together, with your support, we’re able to send kids back to school, ready for a year of learning and success. Donations of any size are fully tax-deductible and […]

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. She is replacing Bart Charlow, who announced his retirement in late 2022 […]

The new Kids Closet is open!

Kids Closet is now open in a new space adjacent to our headquarters on Pacific Blvd. Client families are able to share their preferences ahead of their appointment and receive a personalized bundle of clothing. Using a new drive-through format, Kids Closet volunteers are able to provide the same excellent service to client families while […]

Save The Date: Main Event 2021

Thursday, March 25th at 6:00pm Register at https://cutt.ly/MainEvent2021 Please contact Beth at 650 523 0803 for more information!

A Better Tomorrow Starts Now: Goal Exceeded!

When we launched our A Better Tomorrow Starts Now campaign in August 2020, we humbly asked our community for help to respond immediately to the dire financial situation unfolding in front of us, as so many of our community members lost jobs and wages as a result of the COVID health crisis. Our community of supporters answered […]

The 2020 Annual Report

This year, we served over 23,000 neighbors in need, and many more will feel this hardship for years to come. With this resilient community, we will continue to be here in lifting lives. We warmly invite you to take a look at the 2020 Annual Report to see how you are helping your neighbors weather […]

Check Out the 2020 Newsletter here!

From a new logo reveal to an influx of neighbors seeking assistance, 2020 has taken the Samaritan House community on quite a journey. We invite you to take a look into the happenings of this spring and summer. Click here to read an opening letter from our CEO, a volunteer perspective in the wake of a pandemic, […]

Happy In-TER-dependence Day!

Happy In-TER-dependence Day!Bart Charlow, CEO Yes, you read that right. I’m renaming the holiday in honor of what it means today to be part of the American community – ours in fact. Because hundreds of folks volunteered to help us ramp up all the extra services we need to keep people fed. We have been seeing […]