The Samaritan Women was founded in 2007, when one woman was so moved by the stories and circumstances of women on the street, that she felt called to do something. This holy discontent led her to give up a lucrative career, sell her company and deplete her savings to purchase an abandoned 23-acre estate in Baltimore, Maryland. From this place she inspired others to take action. Over the next four years, hundreds of volunteers, churches, and companies would give countless hours to reclaiming the land for an urban farming enterprise, restoring a Colonial home to serve as our administrative offices, and renovating an 1983 Victorian mansion to establish Maryland’s first long-term residential program for victims of domestic human trafficking.
We hosted a national conference of residential service providers and a local conference for our church partners. We published a national report on funding needs and co-authored a report with D.O.J.
We increased in Operations as well. Three loyal staff were promoted into new positions (Deputy Executive Director, Director of Survivor Services, and Director of Spiritual Care), and we welcomed several new staff and volunteers into our number.
TEN YEARS STRONG!