To celebrate over 45 years of service and significantly expand our services, Samaritan House’s Board of Directors launched the Campus of Recovery fundraising campaign in October 2015. The $2.3 million campaign will create a foundation on which a full-service organization will be built that offers a comprehensive model recovery program to meet a desperate need in the community. The Campus of Recovery approach allows Samaritan House to assist clients in achieving and maintaining long-term sobriety by providing a supportive and nurturing environment of care with a continuum of services housed in one location.
The Campus of Recovery Campaign holds the promise of providing a comprehensive and integrated care model for our clients while setting the stage for continued organizational growth. The public-private partnership that is now forming to make the promise a reality includes government entities, local corporations, private foundations, and community members who care.
Just as Samaritan House residents are asked to enlarge their circle and build fellowship with other residents in the work of recovery, so too is Samaritan House expanding our community, asking for support so that we may serve more people whose lives have been destroyed by addiction.
Because together, as a community, we can build a place where hope conquers the hurt and lives are touched by the inspiration of recovery.
As one of just a few certified residential care facilities in Anne Arundel County for men that provide comprehensive care, our waiting list is unceasingly long. With 110,000 Marylanders reporting that they needed but did not receive treatment for illicit drug use and 231,000 reporting the same for alcohol use last year, it is incumbent on us to expand treatment options for our community members. Indeed, a thorough study by the University of Maryland concluded that Anne Arundel County requires an increase of 511 treatment admissions annually to close the gap between treatment rates and the need. Further, the fragmented system of care in Maryland results in many patients starting and stopping treatment and thus jeopardizing their ability to achieve long-term sobriety and at the same time putting a huge financial burden on the State and county jails and medical systems.
Samaritan House receives 64% of its operating revenue from governmental sources. 29% comes from sliding fee scale payments and rent with the remaining 7% from private grants and investment income. Our goal is to transition to a broader fee-for-service business model offering a continuum of clinical addiction, health and employment services to our clients in order to produce a more diverse revenue stream. Samaritan House is confident in its ability to execute our vision of a Campus of Recovery. We own the property outright, have a full staff with stellar credentials and experience, and enjoy established relationships with state and county health programs. Projections indicate that Samaritan House’s revenues can support the operations of the new larger facility as a result of the increase in the number of clients treated.