Our Silent Samaritans program is dedicated to insuring that every woman who comes to SamaraCare seeking counseling receives it, regardless of her ability to pay. Women who benefit from Silent Samaritans are in difficult financial circumstances due to divorce, job loss or abandonment. They are mothers parenting alone, widows isolated in their bereavement, married women in failing relationships and survivors of domestic violence.
Silent Samaritans started in 2007 with the realization that: nationally, over 60% of those who seek counseling are women; year after year we have more than 280 women seek our services who require a fee subsidy; and women are more likely than men to be victims of physical, sexual and emotional abuse.
To fund the Silent Samaritans program, we hold a very popular annual fundraising breakfast that features a keynote speaker and a recipient of the program who tells her story. This years’ breakfast was on Thursday, February 16 at the Hotel Arista in Naperville.