The Samaritan Center program is tailored to provide support to families and help boys in 1st through 8th grade who may exhibit these types of challenging behaviors:
  • Mild to moderate 'acting out' issues at home or at school
  • School struggles or failure due to poor academic performance
  • Coping with ADD/ADHD
  • Frequent lying and deceptive ways
  • Defiance and/or disrespect for authority
  • Battles with impulse control
  • Communication obstacles
  • Troubles from anger, anxiety, or fear
  • Character or integrity concerns
  • Dysfunctional behaviors stemming from an unstructured lifestyle
The Samaritan Center is designed to intervene in the life of a child before this dysfunctional behavior becomes a lifestyle.  
We may not be able to enroll boys who have serious psychological or emotional behaviors like severe depression, excessive violence, suicidal tendencies, predatory behaviors, and other significant disturbances.  We also are not able or equipped to enroll students who have serious academic or learning-disability issues that require specific one-on-one attention the classroom.
Admission to the Samaritan Center begins with a phone call to our campus. General information about our program will be explained and a brief phone interview conducted.
If you are comfortable with the information you receive, you and your boy may be invited to participate in a face-to-face interview at our facility with the Director of Admissions and other key members of The Samaritan Center staff who will be potentially caring for your child.
Through this conversation, more in-depth information is gathered so that an assessment of the child's behavioral history can be clarified. You will also be able to tour the campus including the school, residence(s), and grounds.
At this time, you will also be fully apprised of program costs and have other financial questions answered. (It is not our policy to deny a family acceptance into The Samaritan Center program based on inability to pay. We use a sliding-fee formula that takes into account each individual family's budget to determine how the tuition costs will be satisfied. You may qualify for a scholarship to help defray your tuition expenses.)
Documentation you can provide that will help us expedite the enrollment acceptance process include:
  • Prior school academic and behavior reports
  • A school physical, along with dental, immunization, vision, illness, allergy, and other related medical Information
  • Psychological reports, mental illness evaluations, counseling records, and medications taken - prescribed or otherwise
  • Legal Information (custody agreements, adoption records etc.)
  • Copies of Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, Medical Card
  • A Recent Photo of the boy being considered for enrollment
If you would like to request and schedule an interview or tour,
please contact Amy Christensen, Executive Director
at 772-287-4123 ext. 203.
Thank you for considering The Samaritan Center for Young Boys and Families in your search for the best way to help your boy grow up with health, clarity, and confidence.


Food Drive - April 30

As part of the Samaritan Center’s “Attitude of Gratitude” program, we are collecting non-perishable food items on April 30 for our community partner, House of Hope, for distribution to needy families throughout our community.  Click here to learn how you can help by contributing and spreading the word!

The Samaritan Center will once again participate in the annual "Great Give," which will be held from midnight to midnight on May 17th.  This 24-hour online giving event (led by United Way of Palm Beach County, Achieve, Nonprofits First and United Way of Martin County) is designed to raise as much money as possible for local non-profits in a single day. When you contribute to the Samaritan Center on May 17th through the Great Give web site, your donation will be multiplied by additional dollars from a bonus pool raised by United Way of Palm Beach County.  Visit our donation page here, or click here to learn more.  

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