A Ministry to the Homeless, Helpless and Hurting
Good Samaritan Network, Inc. has a vision to build bridges between people and the Lord. We do this by offering basic needs such as food, shelter, and clothing but it goes much deeper. Program participants and guests are offered friendship and opportunities for personal as well as spiritual growth. This is accomplished through various outreach ministries and job- readiness programs.
How We Started
While serving at Tallahassee’s Haven of Rest Rescue Mission from 1999-2009, Glenn and Beth Burns felt compelled to do more. The rescue mission was not able to provide shelter for women and children, and the need for these most vulnerable members of our community was evident. The Burns, who had raised a number of orphaned children, began meeting those needs by opening their personal home to women and families in crisis. They also encouraged others in the community to do the same.
You’ve just been told by your employer that he can’t keep you on any longer. Your boyfriend has turned violent, and thrown you out of the house. And what to do about the kids, and child care, and your diabetes, and the unemployment?
To Rescue, Redeem, Rebuild, Restore, and Resend the hopeless, homeless, hurting, unused, and underused in the spirit of the good Samaritan as depicted in Luke 10.