Message from the Director

New CEO of The Samaritan Inn

Rick Crocker

Since 1984, The Samaritan Inn has been working hard to provide necessary services to people experiencing homelessness. Many are surprised that homelessness is an issue here in north Texas, but every single day people appear at our door completely out of options.
The services we offer have grown far beyond just room and board. We serve the whole person, addressing physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs. Ultimately our mission is to help willing people gain dignity and independence, moving families from a survival perspective to experiencing health growth, normalcy, and security in their everyday lives.
We are standing at an exciting crossroads as we prepare to finish the first phase of construction for new facilities that will allow us to expand our programs and services to many more people.
Compassionate people like you are part of the collaboration that has helps us achieve success that is worthy of celebration. We hope that as you explore our website you will be inspired to support The Inn’s mission and our vision for the future.
We would welcome you to become a part of the great Samaritan Inn family as we address unmet needs and do all we can to help people recover from extreme poverty.
Together we can accomplish great things!

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Rick Crocker brings extensive experience to the position.  He served as Executive Director of The Erie City Mission in Erie, Pennsylvania for the last five years.  He led a staff of 67 employees, while overseeing a $3.5 million budget.  He served as Senior Pastor of the First Alliance Church in Erie from 1989 to 2009.   His extensive experience in organizational leadership, fundraising and development will serve the Inn well as a new state-of-the-art family shelter is built to meet the ever-increasing needs of homeless families in our community.