Our Legacy: the Power to Grow
In a nation built by immigrants striving to create a brighter future, Good Samaritan believes struggling newcomer families and their children deserve the opportunity to succeed in their new home, and to strengthen our shared democracy. Every day, we help young children, youth and their families to obtain the skills, support and resources they need to overcome the challenges of poverty and displacement, and to improve the world we share. Learn More.
For over 120 years Good Samaritan has helped immigrants to San Francisco from around the world to build their futures in their new home. Today, we mainly work with low-income Latino immigrants from Mexico, Central and South America.
Our mission is to help immigrant families access needed services, develop self-sufficiency, and participate fully as members of the community.
Your support makes a real difference in the lives of thousands of hardworking people striving to build a better future. Thank You.
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A Message to Our Community / Un Mensaje a Nuestra Comunidad
For 122 years, we have believed in being Good Samaritans by welcoming immigrants to San Francisco and helping them find pathways to opportunity. History teaches us that every new wave of immigrants has been met with suspicion and doubt; however, they have eventually been vindicated and saluted for their many contributions to our country. Learn More.
Por 122 años, hemos creído firmemente en ser Buenos Samaritanos, dándoles la bienvenida a San Francisco a inmigrantes de varias partes del mundo y ayudándoles a encontrar caminos para alcanzar sus sueños y la prosperidad que buscan. La historia nos muestra que cada ola de inmigrantes ha sido recibida con desconfianza y dudas; sin embargo, con el tiempo estos grupos han sido revindicados y se les ha llegado a admirar por sus contribuciones únicas a nuestro país. Aprende Más.
Good Samaritan families and supporters march in favor of San Francisco’s Sanctuary City policy.
Free Events, Classes and Workshops - Fall 2016
CANASWednesdays, beginning September 7th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
For mothers and fathers of adolescents aged 11-17.
Crianza con CariñoSaturdays, beginning September 9th, 10:00am-12:00pm
Learn how to support the development of your 0-5 year old children.
Abriendo PuertasSaturdays, beginning October 7th, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Leadership Building focuses on popular education model – motivating parents involvement/advocacy in their child's education.
Kids' TurnTuesdays, beginning September 19th, 6:30pm-8:00pm
For children 5-17 and their parents affected by separation or divorce.
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Exploremos JuntosThursdays, beginning August 31st
Babies (0-12months) 9:30am -10:30am, Toddlers (12 months – 3 years) 11:00am – 12:30pm
Parent/Child Interactive Workshop
Creciendo con LibrosTuesdays, beginning August 29th
Babies (0-12months) 11:00am - 12:30am, Toddlers (Walking or 12months – 3 years) 9:00am – 10:30pm
Reading and Literacy Parent-Interactive Group
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California Public Utilities Commission TEAM Program
Learn about Good Samaritan’s new partnership with the California Public Utilities Commission and Self-Help for the Elderly to provide in-language telecommunications education and assistance with disputes to consumers, who are non and limited English proficient.
NEW! Vision Academy
Vision Academy, now an official program of Good Samaritan Family Resource Center, provides after school, summer camp, chess instruction, and general support services to under-served children, youth and families in San Francisco.
“I arrived from rural Mexico at the age of fourteen, facing language barriers and the challenges of poverty. In the 11th grade I became involved with Good Samaritan Family Resource Center through its coordination of the Latino Student Union. My grades improved and I started working with my peers to organize school and community events. I am now a Youth Leader at GoodSamFRC, mentoring other young people who are eager for a chance to find the right path, make a difference, and become the leaders of our future.” — Luis Becerra