We welcome your involvement. Tell us about a potential partner organization. Attend a Samaritan Society meeting. Make a donation. More than 180 years after our founding, the mission of the Samaritan Society is, unfortunately, no less relevant or valued.
These are our fellow Salemites, living just minutes away from us, but in a very different world. In their world, it is a struggle to keep the heat on, their children clothed, their car running. Nearly half of our city’s children depend on school breakfast and lunch programs as their main source of nutrition. More than 8,000 people in Salem live in this world, officially below the poverty line.