In 2018, Samaritan Inn, a homeless shelter in Newton, received a $100,000 grant from Impact 100 Garden State to purchase a house for renovation into three apartments for homeless families. The new residence has allowed three families, including one couple expecting a child, to find stability, seek employment and begin to save money towards permanent housing.
“Thank you Samaritan Inn. If it wasn’t for you, we would be living still in our broken down car, or worse, on the streets,” said a woman who resided in one of the original apartments.
Impact 100 funds covered the purchase of the house, expanding Samaritan Inn’s capacity to 14 private apartments for homeless families.
“This funding will continue to make an impact on many homeless families in the years to come,” says Samaritan Inn Executive Director, Dawn Metzger.