The 12th Annual Silent Samaritans Breakfast
February 26, 2019
at Hotel Arista in Naperville, IL
7:15 am: check-in
7:30-9:00 am: program
Key Note Speaker: Dr. Katherine DeWitt, Associate Professor and the Clinical Coordinator at South University in Columbia, South Carolina
Dr. DeWitt will speak about the adverse impacts and victimization of Social Media on adolescents and vulnerable populations. Her journey in researching Social Media engagement and behaviors includes her own experiences of bullying and intimidation.
$50.00 – $450.00
Individual – $50 each, Table of Ten – $450
Founded by the Naperville faith community 47 years ago, SamaraCare provides spirit-led counseling and an all-encompassing approach to emotional wellness.
The Silent Samaritans breakfast is dedicated to raising funds to support women, and their children, who come to SamaraCare seeking mental health counseling, regardless of their ability to pay.
These are women 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. They are women who need help from other Silent Samaritans like you.
Silent Samaritans grew out of the realization that:
- Mental illness among women is on the rise. 1 in 5 women experience mental health disorders compared to 1 in 8 men
- Women in poverty are more likely to face poor mental health
- In our last fiscal year ended 6/30/18, more than 825 women, representing 65% of SamaraCare’s client base, sought help through counseling services.