The mission of Samaritan House is to foster personal safety, growth and self-sufficiency in adults and their children through the freedom from sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking and homelessness.
Since 1984, Samaritan House has provided emergency and permanent housing, support services and community outreach to victims of violence and homeless families. We own and operate 11 safe houses for emergency shelter for individuals and families fleeing violence and those at risk of losing their homes. Samaritan House also provides trauma services for victims and their children. We shelter about 110 people per night and rapidly rehouse 200 families each year across the Hampton Roads region. Our children’s program works with youth to establish healthy relationships, build self-confidence and ultimately break the cycles of violence. Approximately 65% of those we serve are children.