“Assisting displaced families and persons in need with safe, temporary shelter and access to supportive service to work toward helping them achieve economic and social self-sufficiency.”
Samaritan Station opened on January 16, 2003. It provides short term emergency housing and other services for men, women, families with children and veterans. In addition to providing basic necessities of shelter, food and a safe place to stay.
The following support services are provided:
Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) is our program to help reduce the impact of mental illness and substance abuse on the chronically homeless. The mission is to identify chronically homeless individuals or those at risk of being homeless with serious mental illness; and connect them with mental health, medical and substance abuse treatment and housing. Funding for PATH team at Good Neighbor Alliance is provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS).
The Good Neighbor Alliance PATH team identifies chronically homeless living in the desert and streets, then helps them engage in mental healthcare with goal of stabilizing them and into housing.
If you know someone who may need PATH services or shelter, please call (520) 439-0776.
Homelessness, in many cases, is due to individuals or family members having mental illness and or substance abuse issues. Many homeless individuals have become disenfranchised from the human services that are there to help them. As a result, a large majority of this population becomes disengaged from their mental health treatment and do not receive the prescription medicines and counseling that help them maintain a healthy life style.
PATH Case Management assists with formulating an individual plan for PATH participants. Identifies resources for mental health treatment, substance abuse treatment, healthcare. Distributes blankets and personal care kits. Assists with getting participants to medical appointments. Assists with disability applications to Social Security through the SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) Program.
Good Neighbor Alliance was started because there was a gap in the safety net in Sierra Vista assisting homeless men, women and families with children. Pastor J. David Barkley and the members of Sierra Vista United Methodist Church identified this gap and organized GNA to help this undeserved population.
Here are a few current fundraising opportunities we need your help with!
….. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’
Arizona has selected Good Neighbor Alliance to be part of the Charitable Tax Credit. And that means you can make a big difference in our county. It’s simple: You can choose to pay the state or donate to a great cause throughout the year.
Tip: If you donated to the same organization several times throughout the year, you can total those qualified donations up.
Every little bit helps our organization fulfill its mission. Here are just some examples on how your contribution can help shelters.
$25 – Provides 1 night shelter for a homeless person including 2 meals.
$50 – Provides 3 hours of counseling for a homeless person.
Good Neighbor Alliance has many volunteer opportunities...below are just a few examples.
Volunteers are needed from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, 5 days a week. We have flexible hours to suit your needs. Please get in touch with our Volunteer Coordinator for available opportunities, but here are a couple examples: Volunteer cooks, Office work, Lawn Care, Gardening, Handyman, Fundraising, Life Skill Teachers, Day Shower Program, and much much more.