Samaritan House News May 2017

Open House & BBQ June 25

2015 picnic snapshot

Save the date! Our annual family open house and BBQ is set for Saturday, June 24, 12-5 pm. Join us for free live music, food, basketball & volleyball tournaments and tons of family friendly activities! Our featured band is regional favorite Sean Hetrick and the Leftovers. Our newly-renovated kitchen will make its public debut and you can walk the property with our staff and board members to see the progress of our Campus of Recovery. Admission is free and all are invited.

Burritos for Beds Blessings

Great food and a great cause drew supporters to the our 4th Annual Burritos for Beds breakfast fundraiser earlier this month at Chevys FreshMex in Annapolis. During the 3-hour donation-only event, guests contributed over $25,000 to the Samaritan House Campus of Recovery expansion. A special shout out to 103.1 WRNR, Eye on Annapolis and The Maryland Crabs Podcast for helping us get the word out. Thank You! We can do together what we cannot do alone.

Campus of Recover Kitchen Update

Our Campus of Recovery addition will double the number of clients we can house. So, how do we feed them? Our existing kitchen is getting a total make over, with expected completion by the end of June. On other fronts, city water has been brought onto the property and fire hydrants are in place. The final grading for the new driveway and parking lot should be done by the end of this month. The schematic design for the new building is complete which will hopefully allow us to begin construction on the addition late this year. It is an exciting time for all of us at Samaritan House. Thank you for your continued support.

What We're All About: Nick's Story

Sam House client Nick sat down with John Frenaye of the Maryland Crabs Podcast and Eye on Annapolis at our Burritos for Beds breakfast and shared his story. The intro: "Nick had the 'cool mom' who let him drink beers with her. And then it was smoking a joint...popping some pills. Eventually Nick turned to heroin. Nick lived on the streets of Annapolis, sleeping in the Market House rest room if he was lucky enough to beat the last homeless man into the bathroom." Listen to Nick's story at this link. There are no more powerful words than those of our clients.