Samaritan Inn Community Service Project

What an awesome feeling to be apart of helping this young man get back on his feet by providing the furnishings for his new apartment with our church group! Samaritan Inn has a wonderful program to help individuals in our community!

After six months of living at The Samaritan Inn and working the program toward independence – he did it! He learned how to find a job, whatis needed to keep a job, attended our Financial Peace University class and saved over $1,500. With one full-time job and two part-time jobs, he’s totally changed his life and was ready for the next step, our transitional housing program called Gateway. This program, available for up to 18 months, allows graduates to slowly start paying rent, building up to market rent rates, while maintaining case management from The Inn.The apartment was adopted by small groups from Chase Oaks Church in Plano. It was the first time they did this kind of project, and already  say they would like to do it again next year! It took 3-4 weeks to gather all the items they needed to transform an empty apartment into a warm, nurturing home.Things are really looking up for our new graduate. He’s happy to leave the room he shared with three snoring men behind him and just last week he earned a $2/hr raise at his full-time job!

“God’s been working through a lot of people in my life and what you’ve done is a real testimony,” he said to the group. He told them he could see what was in their hearts and it was beautiful.

Please pray for my spiritual growth, physical blessings and protection, and strength and courage to continue on my new path,” said our graduate to the church members that adopted his new apartment.
After six months of living at The Samaritan Inn and working the program toward independence – he did it! He learned how to find a job, what is needed to keep a job, attended our Financial Peace University class and saved over $1,500. With one full-time job and two part-time jobs, he’s totally changed his life and was ready for the next step, our transitional housing program called Gateway. This program, available for up to 18 months, allows graduates to slowly start paying rent, building up to market rent rates, while maintaining case management from The Inn.
The apartment was adopted by the Haun and Outlaw small groups from Chase Oaks Church in Plano. It was the first time they did this kind of project, and already they say they would like to do it again next year! It took 3-4 weeks to gather all the items they needed to transform an empty apartment into a warm, nurturing home. The group said that if they needed an item, they would pray that they would find it at the next store they visited. Sure enough, they always found what they needed and even had volunteers they didn’t know help load and lift furniture.
Besides totally furnishing his apartment and stocking his fridge, the group also made him a homemade meal that smelled delicious! The menu included almond-crusted chicken, green bean casserole, biscuits and chocolate chip cookies. When asked what he would do first after everyone left his apartment, it was no surprise our graduate said “Eat!”
Things are really looking up for our new graduate. He’s happy to leave the room he shared with three snoring men behind him and just last week he earned a $2/hr raise at his full-time job!
“God’s been working through a lot of people in my life and what you’ve done is a real testimony,” he said to the group. He told them he could see what was in their hearts and it was beautiful.
Our graduate says he can’t wait until he’s in a position to come back and volunteer at the Inn!
Press “like” to wish him success and to thank Chase Oaks for their generous, hands-on donation!”

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