What services does Samaritan House provide?

  1. Food Services: Kitchen, food pantry, mobile meals, produce mobile, Family Harvest, Kid’s Lunch program and more
  2. Shelter: Emergency, short-term and transitional housing
  3. Health Services: Free primary and specialty medical, dental and vision care
  4. Kid’s Closet: Free clothes; books; bikes and bike helmets; backpacks filled with school supplies; and a Summer Reading Program for children and their parents
  5. Worker Resource Center: Location where temporary workers and employers meet to fill one-time job opportunities
  6. Case management and counseling: Evaluation and assistance with financial, health, educational, housing, and basic needs
  7. Housing Services
    • Homelessness prevention
    • Housing placement and stabilization
  8. Financial empowerment: financial survival skills and personal coaching
  9. Holiday Programs: Holiday food, toys, books and warm coats program, holiday sponsorship of families and seniors

How do I register to receive assistance from Samaritan House?

  • To receive assistance from Samaritan House programs, individuals first meet with one of our bilingual case workers. Please call our Client Services department at (650)347-3648 if you would like to make an appointment.


How can I volunteer at Samaritan House?

Volunteers are welcome in all of our programs. Please click HERE for a list of current openings for individuals and to fill out the volunteer application form.

How can my company get involved running a drive or volunteering as a group?

Please click HERE for details on how your organization can get involved and to fill out the group application form.


What is Samaritan House’s annual operating budget?

$11.6 million for FY 15/16. Please visit our Financial and Annual Reports Page for more details on our budget.

How many employees work for Samaritan House?

Samaritan House has 51 full-time and 31 part-time employees. Some of these positions are seasonal.

How is my donation dollar spent?

If you give us $1.00, 87 cents are spent on programs, 6.5 cents on administration and 6.5 cents on fundraising. We are a Charity Navigator four-star charity as well as a GuideStar Gold level participant.


I have items to donate, what do you accept?

For a comprehensive list of currently needed items, please visit our wish list.