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If you are in immediate danger and fear for your safety, dial 911. 

If you are in a safe place, please call the Samaritan House 24-hour crisis hotline at (757) 430-2120 or use our new chat feature to interact with a member of our specially trained intake staff.


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Our Mission

Samaritan House helps people free themselves from domestic and sexual violence, human trafficking, and homelessness.



Our Philosophy


Samaritan House programs and services are guided by the empowerment theory and model of practice. We believe that all people have the capability of improving their own lives and we respect the right to self-determination by each person. We build upon an individual’s identified strengths, mobilize resources, and teach new skills that will directly improve the interactions between each person and the various systems they interact with in order to survive and thrive.


Violence is a complex social problem and not due to individual deficits. We maintain the empowerment perspective and believe that people are not victims of violence by choice.

Given adequate support, resources, and opportunities, people will choose violence-free lives for themselves and their children. We are dedicated to serving the community and offering hope, healing, and change to all those who seek out Samaritan House services.


Samaritan House offers housing, case management, counseling, victim advocacy, transportation, medical assistance, food pantry, group therapy, job training, and more to individuals and families experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, or homelessness. All of our services are offered free from discrimination based on ethnicity, language, race, age, ability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, family status, income, immigrant or refugee status, nationality, place of birth, and political or religious affiliation.

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