COMBAT POVERTY. 

CHANGE LIVES. 

CHANGE THE WORLD.

OUR MISSION

To provide emergency needs for the poor, low income, homeless, individuals/families-at-risk, children, veterans, and elderly populations through education, mentoring and social services. .

OUR VISION

Combat Poverty. Change Lives.

HOMELESS PREVENTION CASES

MEALS SERVED

VOLUNTEER HOURS

WAYS WE SERVE

Supporting your neighbors to turn their lives around. View all our Services.

YEARLY FUNDRAISING GOAL

100000
31000
BACK TO SCHOOL PROGRAM

This program targets school-aged children of low-income families and provides children with a backpack of school supplies and two new back to school outfits.

 

HOMELESS MINISTRIES

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.

 

WELLNESS SERVICES

Homelessness is associated wtih social isolation and lock of healthy hygiene. Our onsite services assists these concerns to those in need.

 

 

MELTING POT

The Melting Pot serves food to hungry people everyday using food donations from a variety of generous sources. In 2018, the Melting Pot served 115,326 meals. 

 

FOOD PANTRY

We see an increasing need for food every day. Good Samaritan Ministries makes over 7,200 food boxes not including other holiday food programs.

 

LEGAL & LIVING SERVICES

These services provides legal assistance and  emergency rental, electric, water and gas payments to prevent low-income families and individuals from being homeless.

 

LATEST NEWS

I Know Who You Are

by Aaron T. Murphy
When you need it the most, encouragement can come from places you least expect it. As a child, I never really understood and fully believed in angels until a recent encounter with a complete stranger that has impacted my life forever. Last year, I tore my achilles while playing basketball and was unable to walk for 3 months. Once my doctor fully released me to return to the office on crutches, I struggled both physically and mentally for some time. I was at a point of deep depression and my wife, family and friends did their best to motivate me to keep moving forward in life while serving others.

Northeast Tennessee and the Use of Opioids: What You Need to Know.

There is a growing number of deaths from the misuse of Opioids in Tennessee. According to the Johnson City Press, about 1, 300 persons died in Tennessee from opioids in 2017. The article also notes that Northeast Tennessee is one of the epidemic’s “hardest hit” regions in the United States. In fact, the state of Tennessee in 2017, ranks first as the state that records the highest sales of opioids in the United States with “44.3 kilograms of opioids per 100,000 residents.”

School’s Out! Combating Food Insecurity in the Summer

According to Feedingamerica.org 1 out of 7 people live in hunger and 1 out of 5 children live in hunger in Tennessee. In addition,Netfoodbank.org notes that the 2011 Census data “reveals that there are 98,292 people (1 out of every 5 residents) living in poverty in Northeast Tennessee (out of a general population of 507,691).” Also, “more than 1 in 4 children under age 18 (29,474 children) live in poverty” in Northeast Tennessee. Going by these statistics, it could be safe to assume that Northeast Tennessee is food insecure.

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