Mission: Samaritan exists to provide lifelines of hope to individuals experiencing homelessness through financial capital and relational guidance.

Category: Homelessness

Samaritan works with local nonprofit service providers to distribute Bluetooth beacons to individuals experiencing homelessness, which allows citygoers with the Samaritan app to give directly towards critical needs. Beacon holders can spend funds at partnered merchants or with a nonprofit case manager. Each month, the beacon holder has the opportunity and responsibility to have a Life Care Visit with a partnered nonprofit to keep their beacon active, giving them a chance to have a strategic conversation on how they can navigate out of homelessness.

Ways to Get Involved:

  • Download the app! Join the 7500+ Seattleites who have committed to learning the stories of and investing in Samaritan's houseless neighbors. Find the app at
  • Invite them in. Share Samaritan with your company's CSR or philanthropic arm and invite them for a lunch & learn. Beacon holders are excited to tell you their experiences with Samaritan and share how community support and investments in their lives have made a difference.
  • Be the catalyst. They have opportunities throughout the week for you to be the catalyst that elevates someone from homelessness by joining them in beacon distribution. You will do a quick interview with someone to document their story, enabling thousands of samaritans to learn that story and invest in that person's life.