OUR NEW WORKROOM AND EXPANDED CLOTHING SHOP
CREATES GREATER OPPORTUNITIES FOR MEMBERS
As busy as she is, Sharon Krieger, Program Director at Samaritan Community, is always thinking about the future. For many years, she has envisioned and planned for the organization to expand its Clothing Shop as well as to create a workroom for all members to gather, work, and connect. And this September, both of these visions were realized.
Funded partly through a grant from The Middendorf Foundation, these projects were done simultaneously. Started this past summer, custom closets were built, old flooring was replaced, computers were purchased, furniture was moved, and Internet access was established.
The new Samaritan Community workroom gives all the ability to paperwork for social services, register for school/job training programs, and more.
Also new to our space is the newly-expanded Clothing Shop. Significantly larger than the original, more members can now comfortably access the clothing and household items available to them and their families.
"Both rooms are safe spaces, and are very warm and welcoming. They also hold important functionality for our members," says Sharon. "They can tend to personal business, explore new opportunities, and easily get critical necessities."
And, as is common at Samaritan Community, the importance of community is behind these renovations.
"Everybody in these rooms can also use that time to talk, help, and support one another. I'm confident both spaces will make our already tight community even closer," Sharon concludes.
For more information on services at Samaritan Community, please visit our Services page. To make an appointment for services (an appointment is required) please call 410-669-1229 (No emails, please.)