GOOD SAMARITAN NETWORK
The work of the Good Samaritan Network is considered an intermediary hybrid - a go-between or mediator of more than one source. It's our unified purpose in serving the underserved residents of Hamilton County that drives our passion.
The network was established to ensure efficiency and communication among the different groups who serve the underserved residents of Hamilton County who are at-risk. Additionally, this process helps identify potential abusers of the system while providing the best overall coordinated assistance.
GSN provides resources and support for critical human services to network service providers making them stronger and more effective; with the goal of collaborating and uniting for the common good rather than duplicating efforts and competing for funding.
Individuals, nonprofits, corporations, businesses, agencies, schools and churches are critical in forging a community-based partnership with Good Samaritan Network. Alone we cannot effectively conquer the overwhelming need, but collectively we are able to meaningfully reduce insecurities for the underserved and at-risk families.
Since 1995 GSN developed a pathway to connect and support at-risk individuals and families with its collaborative NETWORK approach, comprised of:
● Nonprofit social, governmental and emergency agencies throughout Hamilton County
● Food, clothing, and baby pantries that stock, serve and support Hamilton County
● Township trustees who refer clients to GSN
● Local Hamilton County Churches
● Partnering Businesses and Corporations who support GSN thru community service projects, donations and events.
GSN NETWORK MEMBERSHIP
Agencies, pantries, nonprofits, churches, organizations, businesses and individuals are valuable partners who, as members, contribute and collaborate in the work of our community and Good Samaritan Network.
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ASSISTANCE and the NETWORK
Assistance normally begins with the Township Trustee or Primelife Enrichment (for seniors & disabled) in a referral making process. The individual needing assistance contacts his/her Township Trustee before any transaction and assistance can be determined/scheduled. The Trustee then refers the individual to other agencies such as: FEMA, Salvation Army, and/or Good Samaritan Network, etc.
With hundreds of agencies and organizations in constant contact with GSN, which allows us to provide a strong supportive network with potential assistance for a wide range of needs. People receive monetary items donated or available funds to help with food, utility bills, rent/mortgage payments, car repairs or prescription drugs, etc. The networking process is designed to ensure families receive the type of help needed during these difficult times with fairness and impartiality.
The Good Samaritan Network is a 501 (c) (3) organization (TIN 20-4371453). No goods or services are provided and all gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Legislation, since 1894, requires Indiana's 1,008 towns and townships to provide "poor relief" that can include housing, utility, food, and medical assistance. Townships are local governmental units within counties and cities, with elected boards and trustees. Property taxes fund "poor relief"; each local entity establishes spending guidelines for the funds. Find your township office: township offices