Homeless Ministries

Homeless Ministries

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.” Matthew 25:35-36 ESV

The Appalachian Regional Coalition on Homelessness (ARCH) counted, “…603 homeless men, women, and children in the eight counties of Eastern Tennessee. Of this, 352 were identified as being chronically homeless with 121 chronically homeless persons identified as being unsheltered.” [click here to read the study]

Good Samaritan Ministries is dedicated to serving these individuals in hopes of seeing lives changed. As well as lifting simple burdens from their shoulders we offer pray, case management, and we often see many get off the street and into homes. Listed below are some of the services we offer to the homeless specifically:

  • Daily showers/washing clothes for men. [The River is the women facility]
  • “Grab Bag” food bag.
  • Hygiene items
  • Gloves, socks, and scarves during winter.
  • Mail holding.
  • Lockers.