Samaritan House expanded into Belle Haven at the county's request "to ensure there were enough adequate services for the need there," said Bart Charlow, the chief executive officer of Samaritan House. The organization also wanted to ensure that Menlo Park residents could secure services in their own community rather than having to seek assistance in other cities, he said.
Samaritan House also recently signed a contract with the city of Menlo Park to help at-risk residents pay for housing, and it is partnering with other agencies in Menlo Park to provide free hot meals. "The way we like to work is to collaborate with existing services and organizations in the community to multiply the impact," Charlow said.
Samaritan House also recently expanded into East Palo Alto with a new location at 1852 Bay Road. That site opened as a temporary case management location in July 2018, but became permanent at the request of the city.
Any low-income or at-risk individual or family can schedule a case management appointment with Samaritan House by calling their client services number at 650-347-3648.
For more information on Samaritan House, go to samaritanhousesanmateo.org.
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