Our community and the people within it are very important to us. While we participate in many community events and sponsor others, these are the mainstays of our community service activities:
Care To Go
Traditional models of mental health care rest on the assumption that those needing care will go to the provider. But we know that many people don’t have the ability or resources to travel to get to a counselor. So we go to them!
Currently, the Care To Go Program is at two locations: Hesed House Homeless Shelter and Loaves and Fishes Community Pantry.
Care To Go services include individual counseling and mental health awareness education. If you know of a group or organization who could use our Care To Go services, please contact us.
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) offers care to all those grieving the death of a loved one serving in our Armed Forces. TAPS works on a national level and on a community level with local care groups that meet once a month. And that’s where we come in. A SamaraCare counselor co-hosts these informal gatherings with a TAPS Peer Mentor to provide hope, support and recovery to all participants.
Community Alliance for Prevention
We are proud to be part of a 23-member alliance whose goal is to prevent substance abuse in school districts 203 and 204. The alliance includes high school students and their parents, educators, police, faith leaders, government officials, business leaders, health officials, youth-serving organizations and treatment providers. They will use their recently implemented assessment to create prevention strategies that help change the culture in the community.