Programs & Services

Emergency Shelter Program

Lima’s Samaritan House is a supportive program designed to help women become self-sufficient. Our on-site services, along with several area social service agencies, assist each individual with housing, personal, educational and vocational goals.

Shelter services include one-on-one case management, meals, bathing and laundry facilities along with supportive programming that may include parenting, resume and job readiness, drug and alcohol education, budgeting, health and hygiene education, nutrition and more.

The crucial role of case management identifies and addresses the multiple challenges our women and children face on a daily basis. Guiding clients through choices and changes increases their chances to succeed and significantly reduces recidivism. Case Management also works to connect individuals with programs and resources necessary to ensure not only a successful transition, but a support system once they have moved on from the shelter.

While there is no cost to stay at Samaritan House, the women are required to save 80% of their income to apply toward their future housing. This not only empowers the women by investing in their own future, but also helps to extend the limited community resources. Admissions are up to a 90 day period.

Social Work


Women and children are referred to Lima’s Samaritan House by self-referral, churches, and other public and private social service agencies. Clients eligible for services must have no permanent residence.

Lima’s Samaritan House can accommodate up to seventeen households at a time and up to thirty-five individuals depending on the size of the households being served.