The Samaritan Center is a Christian organization offering emergency assistance with food for those in our community who are in need.
Limited assistance for utilities, rent/mortgage, transportation, & medicines may be provided in some circumstances.
It is our hope that with God’s grace we may be able to assist those people in need on their path back to self-sufficiency.
The Samaritan Center offers the following programs for short-term and long-term needs.
Old Henry is about a man in his 80s who is dealing with the challenges of aging and stars television icon Ralph Waite (The Waltons) in the titular role as Henry. Whether it’s society’s pervasive devaluation and dismissal of the elderly or the tragedy of Alzheimer’s that afflicts Henry’s wife Peggy (Big Fish’s Bonnie Johnson), Henry struggles to find meaning and self worth with each passing year. When Jessica (October Baby’s Rachel Hendrix), a friendly stranger, shows him a respect and honor that was absent from the world around him, Henry begins to rediscover the true value inherent within himself and takes charge of his circumstance. In turn, Henry becomes an inspiring example to Jessica, who comes to see the values that his generation has to offer hers.
Here is the Times-Picayune coverage
of the event. Here >
Read an interesting article about how many of the bowls get painted. Here >
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