Of all guests of Samaritan House complete our program and do not return to the streets, hospital or shelters
Access and utilize other homeless services offered while staying at Samaritan House
Compared to the 70% of Samaritan House guests who returned to the hospital when we started, now only 3% of guests return to the hospital
# of Guests Served
# of Guest Nights
Guests Able to get off the street and out
of the shelters completing the Samaritan
Own Place 21%
Other Program/Institution 16%
Family or Friends 31%
Other (Completion Success) 12%
AIDS Related 62
Auto Accident (MVA) 39
Blood Clot(s) 33
Crohn's Disease 16
Drug Withdrawal 10
Note: Some of the above are included and counted based upon multiple diagnosis/issues for some guests
Eye Procedures 15
Gall Bladder 23
Gastric Procedures 62
Heart Attack 69
Heart Disease 107
Liver Disease 36
Open Wounds 37
Oral Procedures 11
Other Procedures 91
Prostate Procedures 9
Pulmonary Disease 147
Renal Disorders 54
Sickle Cell 4
Skin Problems 17
Spider Bite 3
Thyroid Procedure 5
Weakness / Balance Issues 3
Note: These stats do not count guests who did not complete the program such as expelled, walk-off or unknown
Your gifts helped each of these people return to health and reduced the number of hospital emergency room repeat visits. They also helped our guests obtain services they needed to get offthe streets and out of the shelters.
We are the only the social service agency in Mecklenburg County which assists hospitals and patients with their managed care plans.
In 2017, Samaritan House provided care for homeless cancer patients for the duration of their cancer treatment program, providing transportation to appointments and extended care. Last year cancer remission rates jumped from less than 50% to 88%.
Samaritan House helped save nearly $181 million in hospital bed days since we began in 2005. This at a cost of only $3.4 million.
Samaritan House has also helped save the taxpayers of Mecklenburg County over $300 million dollars in tax costs.
These savings are instrumental in reducing the cost of indigent healthcare in Mecklenburg County.
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