The Samaritan Center of Excellence is a volunteer non-profit, tax-exempt organization that provides physical, mental, and emotional health programs for individuals 18+ who are Medicaid eligible and families within the Monroe County area. Our dedicated staff and volunteers are committed to improving the delivery of services to those with substance use disorder, mental health, and criminal justice issues to reduce the stigma associated with them.
Our mission is simple: to challenge men, women, and children to transcend beyond their circumstances while restoring families one individual at a time and to help those in need. We aim to transform individuals by providing skill-building opportunities, fostering consumer/peer-run programs; specifically, in areas of recovery and emphasizing self-help, and mutual support. We strive to assist those we work with in order for them to evolve into self-sufficient members of their communities. Our organization grew out of a grassroots effort in 2004 initially to meet the needs of women and their children. Since then, we have grown and now serve all members of our community who are eligible.