1710 North McDonald Street
McKinney, TX 75071
p. 972-542-5302
f. 972-569-9988
30 years of service
STORY OF THE WEEK

STORY OF THE WEEK

Richard is 62 years old and originally from Galveston. He is a perfect example of how sometimes The Samaritan Inn simply has to fill an emergency gap. Due to an illness in his family, Richard lost his job. He used his savings to pay his rent, but that was quickly depleted. Richard found a new job but needed time to save up the required security deposit and first month’s rent for the new apartment. Richard’s caseworker explained to him that he was eligible for veteran’s services and put him in touch with a Collin County Veteran’s caseworker. Richard followed their directions to the letter and in just two weeks received a housing voucher. Richard stayed at the Inn two more weeks and took the voucher and his newly acquired savings and moved into his new home. A one-month stay changed the course of his life. Richard says, “The Samaritan Inn was a lifesaver that allowed me to get back on track!” Grant, age 44, went to live with his brother after his wife left him. Several months later, his brother suffered a stroke and had to move into a nursing home, and Grant was homeless. At his intake interview, he was very reserved and quiet. Finally, with tears in his eyes, he told his caseworker that his life had been difficult from the start. “At ten years old, I watched my stepmother kill my father with a knife. It broke my heart and caused my childhood to be chaotic. I knew I wanted something different, and I figured I could have it if I worked hard and stayed out...
FAMILY HOMELESSNESS

FAMILY HOMELESSNESS

It isn’t surprising that as one of the only completely free of charge homeless inns, that we are completly full every day. There are some days that we have to turn away people even, because of this. The following is a great article that covers why this is so and our hopes to expand. Link to...

CAREER CORNER

Caleb is originally from Memphis, TN and graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and Finance. He relocated to Dallas Caleb is originally from Memphis, TN and graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and Finance. He relocated to Dallas with a large company in 1998 where he held the positions of Director of Internet Technology and Chief Technology Officer. In 2008 he left the company to start his own business and technology consulting firm but soon had to scale back to take care of his mother who was suffering from Alzheimer’s and eventually put her into a home. He was drained financially due to the start up business, a divorce and the expense of full time care for his mother....

VETERAN HOMELESSNESS

Homelessness isn’t anything brand new or a recent issue. In fact, it has been around for a long time now and the figures aren’t getting any better. This article is a great highlighting of these times:  Dallas County tally shows spike in chronic...

LOCAL NEWS & ADVOCACY

  Recently The Samaritan Inn has started a new program called Homecoming 4 Homeless. This article details how we plan to help out those highschool students that want to be attending homecoming but otherwise can’t. Check it...

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