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

Jennifer arrived at the Samaritan Inn on one of the coldest nights

Jennifer arrived at the Samaritan Inn on one of the coldest nights we had this winter. She was welcomed in as an emergency overnight non-resident but left the premises the following morning once the temperature reached above freezing. Jennifer returned on January 4th and completed the regular intake process, recounting the sad but all too common circumstances that brought her to this point in her life. As a single mom, Jennifer worked full time and yet was not able to pay for both childcare and housing. She felt relieved when her mother offered to share her apartment, however with the stress of two roommates her mom soon changed her mind. Feeling scared and lost, Jennifer began sleeping in her car with her five-year-old daughter. Though it broke her heart, she made the difficult decision that it would be best if her daughter stayed with her father until she was stable and able to provide a proper home for her. Jennifer entered into the single female wing upon approval for the program with the hopes of retrieving her daughter and moving into a family room when one became available. In discussing the requirements of the program, she was most excited about the opportunity to attend counseling. Years of conflict between herself, her mother and her sister left Jennifer wanting desperately to learn how to break the cycle of unhealthy relationships. The job readiness would be helpful, but she felt confident she would be able to find another CNA position locally. Financial education would be invaluable as it would teach her how to manage her income better and how to save. Living...

Lionel is an award winning, high-achieving auto salesman

Lionel is an award winning, high-achieving auto salesman with over fifteen years of experience in the auto industry. As an avid sales leader with exceptional training skills and experience, Lionel is regarded as meeting and exceeding employer goals, objectives, and expectations. During his long tenure in auto sales, Lionel has achieved several awards and gained much recognition for his excellent sales acumen. He has previously been awarded “Sales Person of The Year” three out of four consecutive years, while also receiving numerous “Sales Person of the Month” honors. Lionel once set a company record for selling 41 cars in a single month! Lionel’s ability to close sales is aided by his distinct knowledge of new car features and the benefits that they provide to prospective buyers. Lionel is not only successful at closing his own sales, he has also been invited to train other sales agents to help increase their individual sales numbers. Lionel is highly knowledgeable of new sales processes, auto financing, the art of negotiation, and the ability to convert a “walk-in” to a buyer. He has well developed interpersonal skills, works well with others, and exudes an engaging personality. Lionel is a terrific listener and has excellent written and verbal skills. He is a reliable, dependable professional with a strong work ethic and high level of integrity. If you or someone you know is looking for a dependable professional with a strong work ethic and high integrity, please contact Alma Hernandez...

He is a reliable, dependable professional

Over the course of his 20-year career, Jeffrey has excelled in the development, implementation, communication, and maintenance of quality plans and control. Jeffrey has consistently met company objectives and employer goals/expectations. He is a reliable, dependable professional with a strong work ethic and high integrity. As a Quality Control Manager, Jeffrey has obtained significant ISO certification, inspection, auditing, and training expertise. He has developed and reviewed SOP/PM processes and ensured documentation/procedure compliance. Jeffrey has improved safety and efficiency by designing, updating and implementing new procedures for production, manufacturing, distribution and office personnel. He has ensured compliance to company ISO 9001: 2008 QS standards for customer compliance, CAPA, Supplier Compliance and RA Procedures. Jeffrey has diverse experience in auditing internal groups, programs, and external vendors for compliance. He is proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Internet Browsers, and Email. Jeffrey is organized, detail oriented, thorough, analytical with excellent listening, verbal and written skills. If you or someone you know is actively looking for an excellent Quality Control Professional, please contact Alma Hernandez directly at...

Scraping to make ends meet

John is a 62 year old single man who came to the Samaritan Inn after living in various homeless shelters in Dallas. In the past, John enjoyed a successful career as a real estate broker. He was happily married and has a daughter. Unfortunately, John lost everything due to a series of events that included substance abuse, divorce, and a battle with cancer. He ended up working as a day laborer and was scraping to make ends meet. John had family that lived in McKinney and he knew about the Samaritan Inn – he was confident that if he could just get into our program, he could get back on his feet and rebuild his life. Since coming into the Inn’s program several months ago, John has worked diligently to meet the program’s requirements and make the most of his time here. “There’s no other program in the DFW area where the staff works so hard to help the residents to experience true and lasting life-change”, says John. He admits that the rules and expectations of the program are rigorous at times, but absolutely necessary. “It’s up to each individual to take responsibility and get motivated,” John says, “in order to not miss the opportunities provided here.” John is working toward some very specific goals including getting his real estate license restored and starting his own business once again. He’s “counting the cost” and understands fully the steps he’ll need to take to reach those goals. “I’m taking it one day at a time and working each day to remain focused”. We’re confident those dreams will become reality. Thank...