How We Work
We receive requests for assistance from a variety of organizations. Their referrals are usually related to a personal need that falls outside the organization’s funding abilities.
We could not operate without our partner organizations bringing people and families in need to our attention and serving as the means by which we deliver financial assistance. They educate, advise, and enlighten us.
Action, Inc. • AgeSpan • Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem • Catholic Collaborative (St. James & Immaculate Conception Churches) • Centerboard, Inc. • City of Salem Neighborhood Stability Coordinator • Eliot Community Human Services • Essex County Community Foundation • Family Promise North Shore Boston, Inc. • First Baptist Church of Salem • Grace Church in Salem • Harborlight Community Partners • Healing Abuse Working for Change (HAWC) • Independent Living Center of the North Shore/Disability Resource Center • Lahey Cancer Center • LEAP for Education • Lifebridge North Shore • Massachusetts General Cancer Center • North Shore Community College • North Shore Community Development Coalition (NSCDC) • North Shore Community Action Programs. • Pathways For Children • Plummer Youth Promise • Root-Salem • Salem Academy Charter School • Salem Children’s Charity • Salem Council on Aging • Salem Female Charitable Society • Salem Housing Authority • Salem Police Community Impact Unit • Salem Public Schools/City Connects • Salem State University • Salem YMCA • Seamen’s Widows and Orphans • St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church • St. Nicholas Orthodox Church • St. Vincent de Paul Society • Tabernacle Congregational Church • The House of the Seven Gables • The Salem Pantry • Wesley United Methodist Church • Woman’s Friend Society • YMCA of the North Shore
We always welcome referrals and opportunities to partner with other organizations. If you are an organization that serves Salem residents, please contact us.
Thanks to such referrals, the Samaritans have:
- Assisted with the security deposit and first month’s rent for a recently widowed woman financially limited until her increased Social Security benefits began;
- Provided babysitting that enabled a young woman to complete the classes she needed to graduate from high school;
- Replaced the boiler for a gentleman on a disability pension;
- Paid the tuition for a 12-week job training program;
- Purchased beds for a family whose apartment was flooded when pipes broke in the apartment above them.