Samaritan Center’s residential Christian program helps boys with behavioral issues become men of character. For over 50 years, we’ve worked with hundreds of boys and their families to build new, happy and productive lives.
Samaritan Center boys reside at our Stuart, Florida campus seven days a week, with the average stay being 18-24 months. Boys spend summers and extended holidays "working the program" at home with their families. Our proven, multi-faceted approach addresses their academic performance as well as their behavior in and out of the classroom. Through our application process, we determine if the boy, his family and our staff can work the program together – a critical element to achieving success.
The boys are here on a voluntary basis; they are not court appointed. They are typically referred to us through schools, counselors, churches and from other families who have graduated from our program. Approximately half our boys have been enrolled by their own families, who want long-term improvement they can achieve together.
Since Samaritan Center’s founding in 1968, our independent non-profit organization has been privately funded. Each student family pays a small tuition fee to ensure they are personally invested in their child’s success. The majority of our support comes from individual donors, churches and grants/foundations. We do not accept government funding.
Samaritan Center is proud to display the GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency, which certifies that we are focused on measuring progress and results, and that we provide up-to-date information to help donors and funders make informed decisions about their charitable giving to our organization.
Samaritan Center is also accredited by FACCCA, the Florida Association of Christian Child Caring Agencies. FACCCA is the authority in the state of Florida for registering Christian child care facilities for operation.