Samaritan Women at the Well provides transitional, family-oriented housing with life skills education and spiritual training for men, women and children. We offer assistance to people who are frequently homeless or reentering society from prison, as they move from dependent, often abusive relationships into independent, sustainable, self-sufficient lifestyles. Additionally, we assist in child reunification. This is a particularly important service as 80% of the women who come to our homes have children but no custody.
Long Term Transitional Housing
Samaritan Women At The Well is Texas City’s only facility offering long-term transitional housing. All other shelters in the area offer 90 days or less of housing services whereas SWATW offers up to one year.
The ability to stay a longer time significantly increases the chance for rehabilitation, life skills development, self-sufficiency, spiritual growth and ultimately reduced recidivism. Determined by follow-up tracking, the current recidivism rate for Texas Department of Criminal Justice referred clients is 1%. The SWATW program, when fully engaged by the residents (which generally occurs because of the program being in a real home environment and the length of time a client may reside in the home), is quite successful in building and empowering self-sufficient, confident men, women and children.
Teaching Skills That Last A Lifetime
Samaritan Women At The Well provides clients with a comprehensive program that teaches necessary life skills. Program elements include personal development, vocational training, substance abuse counseling, interpersonal skills building, community involvement, transportation, leisure activities, and independent living skills with a spiritual foundation, including weekly group study – residential and nonresidential – and church attendance components. In addition, SWATW partners with other community service providers to create a holistic care plan as well as providing accessibility to services that the client may not otherwise be aware of. This collaborative approach to empowerment is the keystone to developing self-sufficiency.
All services are provided free of cost to clients who have no source of income. To find out how you can help us continue to provide valuable services, please visit our donation page.