Samaritan Inns was founded in 1985 to help homeless and addicted people transform their lives. Each year, several hundred men and women enter a month-long certified program based on nationally recognized best practices in the field. Many move on to a six-month transitional living program, where they practice drug and alcohol-free lives, and learn to manage their finances and hold a job. The final step, a two-year program where clients live in cooperative apartments, reinforces recovery. One year after graduation, over 90% live in their own homes, sober and employed. The staff really understands the needs of the population it serves; 75% were formerly homeless and addicted themselves. In addition, a new program allows women with addiction to continue to live with their kids while in treatment. The program addresses a critically under-served population in DC: homeless and addicted mothers who are twice as likely to relapse into substance abuse when separated from their children. This kind of innovation clearly merits your support!