Samaritan Inns helps homeless and at-risk men and women struggling with drug and alcohol addiction in Washington, DC. Our mission is to provide a safe place that fosters hope and helps our clients rebuild their lives along the long road to recovery. At Samaritan Inns, we take no exits and see you through to living well.
Samaritan Inns is committed to battling homelessness and addiction in Washington, DC. For nearly 40 years, our proven continuum of residential programs for each recovery phase has treated and saved more than 16,000 citizens in the District of Columbia.
We strip away layers of grief, trauma, mental illness, injustice, poverty, and abuse by creating the space to help our clients find themselves and return to the simple act of living. Samaritan Inns is a program that works, saves lives, and lasts. People leave better and live better. At Samaritan Inns, we are a spiritual, faith-based program that treats the whole person – body, mind, and spirit.
Our Guiding Principles
Samaritan Inns is a program founded on the principle of Love Thy Neighbor, inspired by the Good Samaritan in the Gospel of Luke. We support individuals regardless of their background, including age, gender, race, religion, income, or legal status. Our mission is to help the most vulnerable, including those who are homeless and those who have lost everything. Addiction does not discriminate, nor do we.
We recognize that addiction affects everyone and we offer a program that combines Christian values with respect for individual faith. Spirituality is a vital part of our approach, and residents are encouraged to attend weekly services and 12-step meetings with addiction counselors to help ensure their success.
Samaritan Inns began in 1985 with one transitional home in the heart of Washington, DC, with a capacity to shelter nine men desiring to overcome homelessness and addictions. Samaritan Inns’ founders, David Erickson and Killian Noe, felt called to respond to the increase in homelessness they observed in our Nation’s capital. Very soon, they discovered that serving those in need meant more than providing shelter and food but addressing a prevalent need for addiction services.
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Lazarus House opens 76 units of long-term recovery housing
Tabitha House opens 45 units of long-term recovery housing
Lazarus House opens 28 day residential Adult Treatment Program
Elisha House opens 49 units of long-term recovery housing
Twenty-fifth anniversary of Samaritan Inns
Clark Inn launches new Women with Children Treatment Program
Fairmont Inn opens new Treatment Program for Men
Huff House opens new Treatment Program for Women
Meet Our Team
We are a team of people who love unconditionally, serve from the heart, and are called to do this work. Our team of dedicated professionals plays a crucial role in empowering individuals on their journey to recovery. With a roster of fully certified behavioral experts, our team provides men and women with the tools to cultivate positive social skills, foster personal growth, and safeguard against relapse.
Many of our staff have been residents in our recovery programs and are here to give back. They’ve walked in your shoes. They have empathy. Discover the compassionate professionals who form the backbone of Samaritan Inns.
Thanks to our extensive collaborations and partnerships with other social services agencies in the community, Samaritan Inns can effectively address the individual needs of our clients. In the fight against homelessness and addiction, we couldn’t be anywhere near as effective if it wasn’t for our community coming together to help meet the needs of at-risk individuals.
Your gift to Samaritan Inn makes our mission possible. Make a donation to help us sustain our mission and provide help to those who need it in Washington, DC.