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Welcome to Samaritan Center in Stuart, Florida, where troubled boys become young men of character, families come to heal and lives are changed for good.

Since 1968, Samaritan Center’s proven Christian academic and residential program has helped boys who are making poor life choices get back on track.

We advance their scholastic progress through a diverse, personalized education curriculum. We teach them that their actions have consequences, and they must earn what they receive.

Through love and example, we inspire them to believe in themselves . . . and in God. Our supportive program extends to each boy’s family, with counseling and guidance to improve parenting and restore a healthy family dynamic.

Words of Wisdom

“Children are gifts. They are not ours for the breaking. They are ours for the making.”

Dan Pearce

From the Desk of Our Executive Director

The Samaritan Center team is truly blessed to be entrusted with the care of these most precious children. In the short time I’ve been at the Center, I have seen them thrive and grow in God’s love!

I have been working with our board for the last several months, to set goals that will help move Samaritan Center into its next chapter of honoring Christ, by serving the needs of children and families in the most impactful way possible. We know that most successes come with great effort and effective planning.

That said, we have been blessed with a generous donor who has stepped-up and funded a consultant to work with us for the next eight months as we build a road map to success, set goals toward a healthy financial future for Samaritan Center, and build a solid foundation to launch new initiatives that benefit the children in our care.

We have also decided to transition from our current 5-day program to a 7-day program beginning this next school year. This decision was made after much consideration and consultations with several residential program leaders throughout Florida. Boys will still return home for extended holiday and summer breaks, and their average stay with us will be 18-24 months.

In addition to an enhanced curriculum, this new format will allow for Family Ministry Days, each Sunday, when families come together for Worship and afternoon visits with their children.

We are excited about these changes as they will enable us to provide a focused program with intentional and measurable outcomes. Ultimately, we aim to return children to their families as emotionally healthy young people, relying on their relationship with Jesus Christ to make healthy choices, at home and throughout their lives.

Please email me directly: rbooth@thesamaritancenter.org or call our office: 772-287-4123 if you have questions.

Peace and Blessings,

Renee Booth
Executive Director
Samaritan Center for Young Boys & Families

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