Our Goals

At Samaritan Center, our primary goal is to enable our boys to live happy, purpose-filled lives of integrity and character.  Our program addresses all aspects of their lives, from academic performance to social skills to family dynamics to community involvement.  

What sets our mission apart from most others is that we work with each boy’s family to unify them and teach them to be better parents. By strengthening the family, we can expect not only positive, long-term improvement with the boy but also with his siblings - positively impacting the lives of those we touch today and generations yet to come.

Our commitment to excellence throughout every aspect of our program encompasses the following goals:

BEHAVIORAL GOAL:  Our goal is to see the boys move from selfish behaviors to selfless behaviors. To think about others before demanding their own way. To use tools for managing their wide range of emotions. When faced with a choice we want to be sure they know how to choose what is “right” and best for their lives. To accept the good and bad consequences for their behavior. To stop having tantrums when they feel entitled to things they haven’t earned.

SPIRITUAL GOAL:  To help boys discover what it means to be fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

ACADEMIC GOAL:  From an academic standpoint, we expect boys to leave Samaritan Center testing at or above the grade level appropriate to their age.

CHARACTER GOAL:  We expect our boys to positively contribute to their household and the community.  We want them empowered to make good choices throughout life.

FAMILY GOAL:  Through counseling with the boys and their families, we work to have each family operate as a unit.  Parents are counseled to be loving and consistent, and to embrace their reponsibility as parents while encouraging their son/children to succeed in all aspects of life.

SOCIAL/COMMUNICATION GOAL:  Upon graduation our boys are expected to interact comfortably with people of all ages, look them squarely in the eye, shake hands and carry on appropriate and engaged conversations. 

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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