1710 North McDonald Street
McKinney, TX 75071
p. 972-542-5302
f. 972-569-9988

Unique situations

Every single person at The Samaritan Inn has a different story and all come to us in unique situations. Joan is one of those individuals. Years of drug use and crime finally caught up to Joan and she found herself serving time for her actions. While incarcerated Joan joined the work release program and excelled in her responsibilities. With the help of Collin County Probation and her Caseworker, Joan was able to secure a bed at The Samaritan Inn. Joan is new to the program and just getting adjusted, however, she is committed to her sobriety and is ready and willing to get to work and take advantage of the fresh start. Recovery from addiction requires work and a strong support system. With the help of her Licensed Professional Counselor and the right attitude Joan is learning new coping skills so she is better able to handle the challenges that life brings and can effectively maintain her sobriety. Joan is aware that this journey will not be easy, but with the support provided at the Inn she is prepared for the difficult road ahead. Joan believes that the challenges she experienced in her past are what helped her to find The Samaritan Inn. With optimism and hope, she now looks forward to new beginnings and has her eyes set on a new, beautiful...

Big Plans for 2018!

The Samaritan Inn’s Career Development Program has big plans for 2018! Although still in the planning stages, we are enabling educational opportunities to our hardest working residents that will provide them with a career and solidify their future. In conjunction with Collin College and the support of people like you, we are facilitating the ability of our residents to complete their education and enhance their career opportunities. These Continuing Education courses offer a variety of career paths that are affordable and accessible, and can accelerate their journey back to a life of independence and self-sufficiency. Residents will be able to choose between professional certifications in fields such as Medical Assisting, Dental Assisting, Commercial Driver License, CyberSecurity, Administrative Assisting, and many more. The programs include workforce and career training that can make the difference between employment and unemployment, and earning that elusive living wage once employed. We are thrilled to offer this opportunity to our residents and its potential to positively impact their lives for many years into the future. If you would like more information or would like to donate to this program, please contact Alma Hernandez at...

Emma is a mid-20 year old woman with three children…

Emma is a mid-20 year old woman with three children who came into the Samaritan Inn in December 2017. Emma has two boys and a daughter ranging in age from 3-12. Emma has experienced a very hard life with many deaths. She lost her parents and grandparents at a young age. Upon entering our program, Emma endured two more sudden losses— her young cousin to a murder and an uncle with a terminal illness. Throughout her life, Emma has been tossed around to various family members and left feeling a bit like a rag doll. Emma never had stable housing and felt coming to the Inn could help her gain stability. Emma is proud that she graduated high school and subsequently obtained her Cosmetology degree. Emma is now looking at completing her certification to teach Yoga. Already, she has completed the Inn’s Job Readiness Class, Financial Education Class and regularly attends our parenting classes. She is faithful in meeting with her caseworker, counselor and our children’s case worker. Her children are always well behaved and well-mannered. Emma serves as a positive role model for our other families, is active with her children and is often found in the playroom, hallway or playground interacting and engaging with them. Emma has recently gained full time employment at Globe Life and is thrilled with her new position. She’s confident that this brings her one step closer to independence. This young mother is so very grateful for the Samaritan Inn and all it has offered her family. This past Christmas was the first one that she and her children were able to enjoy...

Walter is also a computer whiz…

Better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it. As a Certified insurance adjuster in the State of Texas, Walter knows that very well. Walter became attracted to the insurance industry after his many years of working in carpentry. Walter worked in construction for the remodeling of both residential and commercial structures with skills in framing, trimming and drywall. The time he spent in that field gave him the knowledge he needs to understand the value of quality construction and the assessment of property damage. His skills include drafting and managing claim forms, evidentiary documentation, record review and evaluation, liability assessments, repair estimation, developing material and labor cost estimates. Walter has extensive experience with construction plans, specifications, work orders, and production schedules. Walter even boasts managerial experience in the warehouse environment. A natural leader with exceptional soft skills, Walter is also a computer whiz with experience in programming programs like COBOL, HTML, C, C++, Novell NetWare, UNIX and all Microsoft Office programs. He is the consummate professional with a commitment to hard work and getting things right. If you know of a career opportunity for Walter, please contact Alma Hernandez at...