Samaritans - We offer tangible assistance in the form of vouchers for utitlity payments, medicine, etc., in addition to food and clothing for those in need due to poverty, life transitions, and hardship emergencies.
Applicant Screening - In order to ensure legitimacy, our clients are required to provide picture identification, social security numbers, proof of income, and proof of residency for all household members.
Money - We are one of the few agencies in DeSoto County that provide emergency financial assistance. We have established relationships with Entergy, Atmos, a pharmacie in the area, which enable us to pledge assistance so that no money is exchanged between Samaritans and its clients.
Alternatives - We are committed to finding options that give our clients a sense of personal power. Our case workers can educate clients on methods for budgeting so that the clients take full responsibility for their finances.
Resources - By attending city-wide functions and visiting with other non-profits in our area, we strive to stay informed and up-to-date on the resources available in our community.