The Samaritan Women

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Summary

Our ministry serves to end sexual exploitation through restoration of survivors, research in trauma based care, and nationwide education.

We take our name from the Bible story in John 4, where Jesus encounters the Samaritan Woman at the Well. This exchange between the Lord Jesus and this shunned, isolated woman (with a past) teaches us how we are to relate to one another.

In this story, Jesus ignores the rules of His society and instead talks with a woman that others have rejected. And even though He knew "all that [she] ever did," He still received her with non-judgment and compassion. As a result, the woman is transformed! She returns to her village-the same one that rejected her-and ends up becoming the very first disciple. Because of her testimony, many came to believe.

That is what we believe: regardless of who you are or what you may have done, you should be received with non-judgment and compassion. We believe that through a transformational relationship with Christ, your past is no longer who you are; you can be used for AMAZING things in Him.


Contact information

Mailing address:
The Samaritan Women
602 S Chapel Gate Lane
Baltimore, MD 21229

Website: thesamaritanwomen.org

Phone:

Email: info@thesamaritanwomen.org


Organization details

EIN: 743231089

CEO/President: Jeanne Allert

Chairman: Mark Pruim

Board size: 9

Founder: Jeanne Allert

Year founded: 2013

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2015


Purpose

Our Vision: That any survivor, anywhere in the nation, would have access to qualified, compassionate care.


Mission statement

Guided by our faith, we advance quality care for sexually-exploited persons through:

Transformative residential care programs

Collaborative research

Supportive shelter mentorship


Statement of faith

The Samaritan Women is a national Christian charity that submits to the theological assertions of the Apostles Creed:

We believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.

We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; He descended to the dead. On the third day He rose again; He ascended into heaven, He is seated at the right hand of the Father, and He will come to judge the living and the dead.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.

Amen.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating464 of 81788 of 150
Fund acquisition rating242 of 81742 of 150
Resource allocation rating585 of 817106 of 150
Asset utilization rating502 of 817107 of 150

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
9%6%9%2%2%11%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
8%6%9%2%3%11%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
91%96%100%97%102%99%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
9%12%8%4%4%11%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
9%4%0%3%-2%1%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
79%70%75%56%65%72%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%50%112%54%67%97%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
76%35%84%30%43%70%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%50%-12%46%33%3%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%36%-6%42%29%3%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%17%17%41%31%17%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.620.340.520.430.480.83
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
3.902.622.731.611.774.35
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.490.881.420.690.853.60
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.9249.5225.5634.0334.264.19
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.080.020.040.030.030.24
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.1313.308.1016.7813.702.54
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%7%11%11%18%6%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%5%9%9%16%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
143%274%172%206%171%114%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$612,101$380,898$606,040$386,599$165,035
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$579,718$386,349$788,605$414,250$30,369
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,191,819$767,247$1,394,645$800,849$195,404
Long-term investments$69,142$69,277$48,235$0$0
Fixed assets$793,027$812,366$802,021$613,670$653,426
Other long-term assets$1,067,021$447,525$0$3,594$1,716
Total long-term assets$1,929,190$1,329,168$850,256$617,264$655,142
Total assets$3,121,009$2,096,415$2,244,901$1,418,113$850,546
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$5,269$30,021$40,983$23,376$21,916
Other current liabilities$18,799$0$0$0$24,680
Total current liabilities$24,068$30,021$40,983$23,376$46,596
Debt$150,037$191,782$211,313$230,000$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$57,475$0$1,483$1,073$741
Total long-term liabilities$207,512$191,782$212,796$231,073$741
Total liabilities$231,580$221,803$253,779$254,449$47,337
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Unrestricted$0$1,195,335$628,584$576,396$660,132
Temporarily restricted$0$679,277$1,362,538$587,268$143,077
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$2,889,429$1,874,612$1,991,122$1,163,664$803,209
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$2,028,052$972,606$1,747,715$1,036,753$713,443
Program service revenue$90,972$38,565$9,047$6,782$737
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($135)($540)$44,667($26,498)$0
Other revenue($16,862)($34,858)($4,059)$758$9,014
Total other revenue$73,975$3,167$49,655($18,958)$9,751
Total revenue$2,102,027$975,773$1,797,370$1,017,795$723,194
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$740,382$823,201$540,307$441,126$506,406
Management and general$183,475$182,823$392,016$214,460$119,695
Fundraising$129,853$86,259$35,543$25,568$76,920
Total expenses$1,053,710$1,092,283$967,866$681,154$703,021
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$1,048,317($116,510)$829,504$336,641$20,173
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,048,317($116,510)$829,504$336,641$20,173

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Jeanne AllertExecutive Director$83,237

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 4/6/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

2007

The Samaritan Women was founded in 2007, when one woman was so moved by the stories and circumstances of women on the street, that she felt called to do something. This holy discontent led her to give up a lucrative career, sell her company and deplete her savings to purchase an abandoned 23-acre estate in Baltimore, Maryland. From this place she inspired others to take action. Over the next four years, hundreds of volunteers, churches, and companies would give countless hours to reclaiming the land for an urban farming enterprise, restoring a Colonial home to serve as our administrative offices, and renovating an 1883 Victorian mansion to establish Maryland's first long-term residential program for victims of domestic human trafficking.

2009

The Samaritan Women formally launched its anti-trafficking awareness work under the Maryland Rescue and Restore Coalition. A citizen-led effort, the Coalition advanced public awareness across the state, with specific focus on schools, congregations, and civic leaders. During its tenure, the Maryland Rescue and Restore Coalition helped to host awareness rallies at 11 college campuses, sponsored trainings for medical, law enforcement, and business professionals, we were the first in the State to host FAAST's Hands that Heal training, and JRI's My Life My Choice training for area professionals. We participated in advocating for legislative change, and have inspired the creation of several county-level anti-trafficking task forces.

2011

TSW formally opened our long-term residential facility with a grand ribbon-cutting ceremony. This home offers a capacity of up to 14 survivors. Here we provide comprehensive care for women with complex trauma as the result of childhood sexual abuse, fatherlessness, poverty, neglect, substance abuse, and the relentless torture of having been sold in the commercial sex industry. Our healing program is survivor-centered and trauma-informed in a loving, Christ-centered environment. We invest in them through therapeutic care, self-care, relational and life skills, spiritual formation, academic achievement, and vocational training.

2015

We were blessed with a generous gift from a local philanthropist, which allowed TSW to acquire our second facility. This undisclosed location helped us expand our Continuum of Care model by providing a dedicated environment for our first phase of healing, and also increased our staffing by several new hires. This Assessment Program house has a capacity of 6 beds and a 90-120 day length of stay. Following successful completion of this phase of our program, a woman moves to our Baltimore location. In 2016 we relocated this first phase to an alternative location.

2016

More Blessings! More women serviced! We celebrated five graduations this year. A Boston-based philanthropist was inspired by our work and funded the acquisition of our third home. This home completes our Continuum of Care model by expanding our work to include a Graduate Program. Here, women who have completed the Restorative program can continue their healing and their relationship with college, employment, and their TSW family for up to two more years.

We hosted a national conference of residential service providers and a local conference for our church partners. We published a national report on funding needs and co-authored a report with D.O.J.

We increased in Operations as well. Three loyal staff were promoted into new positions (Deputy Executive Director, Director of Survivor Services, and Director of Spiritual Care), and we welcomed several new staff and volunteers into our number.

2017

God is so faithful! In 2017 we celebrated our FIRST DECADE of ABOLITION, giving the Lord all the glory for the healing and growth that has happened in this place. TSW established a schoolhouse on the property and the first national "Practices" survey report was released, representing the cumulative response of nearly 60 programs across the United States providing residential care to victims of domestic human trafficking. The report offered a state-of-the-industry baseline against which agencies could gauge their work and aspiring agencies could direct their efforts. A training video for Rotary International was scripted and developed to help equip their membership in human trafficking awareness training.

2018

A notable year, full of indicators that TSW is positioned for significant growth and change in the years ahead. We continued our work, welcoming 16 new survivors into the program; launching and operating a successful baking enterprise that employs 60% of our residents; hosting over 5,400 volunteer hours on our campus and; training 3,560 persons in the community on human trafficking awareness. We mentored six start-up shelter programs and launched the Alliance Referral System (ARS) - a system to expedite placement of trafficking survivors to any qualified program in the country. In October we announced our biggest initiative yet: the Institute for Shelter Care. We believe the Lord is calling us to become a multiplier, to build up care services for those who have been abused, exploited, and enslaved.

2019

We entered 2019 with great excitement and expectation for what God is doing. Our vision is that any survivor, anywhere in the nation, would have access to qualified, compassionate care. Guided by our Christian faith, we seek to advance quality care for sexually-exploited persons. Our mission is to lead by example through operating transformative care programs; lead by evidence through collaborative research to improve this work, and lead by empowerment, by offering supportive shelter mentorship to establish and equip new programs across the nation.


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