Did you know? During the year, we will be home to more than 250 women and children. 80% of our families will leave us, after 3 months on average, with a job, a home and a renewed sense of hope for their families future.
Our Mission and statement from leadership
The Good Samaritan House enriches the lives of women and children who are experiencing homelessness by offering them opportunities to become self-sufficient while supporting them in a loving Christian environment.
My name is Latosha Davis and I am the new Executive Director of The Good Samaritan House of Granite City. I wanted to take the time to personally thank you for your support in our 19 year fight to end homelessness in Madison and St Claire county. Your giving has impacted not only the lives or the residents of Good Samaritan House (GSH) but has also impacted the ability of the organization to remain open. The passion and love of all of our donors and constituents allowed us to house over 110 homeless women and children in our shelter program alone, taking place during a time when we were facing financial challenges. The Good Samaritan House (GSH), is the largest women and children’s shelter in the St Louis Metro-East region., With the average stay lasting 3 months, 80% of graduating GSH moms leave this program with employment, safe affordable housing, new life skills, as well as, the hope and support needed to end homelessness for their families forever.
As GSH prepares for its milestone 20th year celebration, we look back on great progress that has been made in housing but recognize that there is a long way to go in the fight to end homelessness and poverty. However, at GSH remains optimistic. With your continued support and under the leadership of a new Executive Director, the GSH Board of Directors is confident that GSH will only increase its impact on tearing down the walls of homelessness for women and children in the St Louis Metro-East one brick at a time.
Although it is in the preliminary phases of planning, GSH is looking forward to its 20 year celebration bringing together the past, present, and future of GSH. Throughout its nearly 20 years of service, GSH has continued to serve the needs of homeless women and children in a loving environment where they receive the comfort, safety and hope needed in their time of greatest need. I am looking forward to partnering with each of you as we continue the national fight to end homelessness
For more information on GSH’s annual golf tournament, their 20 year celebration or for more info on how you can be part of the GSH mission to end homelessness, one family at a time.
For housing assistance in the Madison County area please call: Coordinated Entry at 618-296-5300
Latosha R. Davis, MSW