Programs

The Samaritan Center program is tailored to provide support to families and help boys in the 1st through 8th grades who 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, and provide positive direction for the future of the boys and their families.  
 
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 equipped to enroll students who have serious academic or learning disability issues that require specific one-on-one attention in the classroom.
 
Admission to Samaritan Center begins by filling out an online Inquiry Form, or making a phone call to our campus. With two days of receiving your inquiry, a Samaritan Center representative will contact you to explain our program and conduct a brief phone interview.
 
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. 
 
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 tuition expenses.)
 
If you would like to learn more, we invite you to submit an online Inquiry Form or call the Samaritan Center at at 772-287-4123.
 
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.

Spotlights

Help Us Raise the Roof!

The Garden Cottage, Samaritan Center’s largest residence, needs a new roof as soon as possible to meet insurance requirements.  Click here to learn how you can help.

Samaritan Center's Golf Tournament Set for October 26

Join us for our annual golf tournament, with proceeds benefiting the Samaritan Center Scholarship Fund.  This year is particularly special, as we're celebrating our 50th year and holding the tournament at a new and exciting venue:  The Fox Club in Palm City.  Learn more here.

Benefit Concert: An Evening of Sinatra and Motown

Experience the voice that won America’s hearts as he performs an array of favorites from the Great American Songbook.  Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. won the sixth season of America’s Got Talent, and has gone on to hit the top of the Billboard charts and sell out concert halls across three continents. And he's coming to the Lyric Theatre on November 11 to perform a benefit concert for the Samaritan Center!  Learn more and get your tickets here.  

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