Ways to Give

The Samaritan Counseling Center is supported by the generous contributions of individuals, businesses, corporations and foundations. Your gift makes it possible for us to subsidize counseling and mental health care fees for individuals, families and children who have limited financial resources, as well as provide quality programming on mental health issues to the community.

From January through September 2022, we have subsidized more than 800 counseling sessions. And in the 2021-2022 school year, we were able to screen more than 2,200 middle and high school students for depression, anxiety and suicide risk through the TeenHope program.

The Samaritan Fund

Our general fund which provides subsidies to clients who cannot afford the full fee for counseling services. Also supports other center programs as needed.

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Child & Adolescent Fund

Provides assistance to families for the cost of counseling, testing and assessments. This fund is currently used for TeenHope, a mental health screening program for teenagers.

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Silent Samaritan Fund

Provides subsidies to women seeking counseling who are unable to afford the services.

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Samaritan Champions

You can also choose to support Samaritan and provide affordable mental health care services through a recurring monthly donation.

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Other Ways To Give

To learn more about donating your minimum IRA distribution or a gift of stock and avoiding taxes, contact Anita Hanna at 717-560-9969, ext. 244, or email ahanna@scclanc.org.

IRA Distribution

If you are 70-1/2 or better, you can make a Qualified Charitable Distribution where your gift is sent directly from your IRA to Samaritan. This can be a great strategy for many people! Please contact Anita Hanna at 717-560-9969 or ahanna@scclanc.org if you are interested in directing your IRA to Samaritan.

Gift of Appreciated Securities

Are you interested in making a gift of appreciated securities to Samaritan? Tell your financial advisor or stock broker how much you would like to donate and how you would like your gift designated. Then ask them to contact Anita Hanna at ahanna@scclanc.org to receive transfer instructions.

We strongly encourage you to consult your financial advisor to review these potential gifts in light of your overall financial circumstances.


Give to the Samaritan Counseling Center with your time. Learn more about volunteer opportunities by calling 717-560-9969 or printing, completing and mailing the volunteer form.

You can also send donations and designation information by mail to:

Samaritan Counseling Center
1803 Oregon Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601

Please include your name(s) as you wish it/them published in the annual report.

If you are interested in planned giving, please click here for more information.

To learn more about the Samaritan Counseling Center, see our Annual Report and Fall Newsletter.

Samaritan Counseling Center’s 990 and Donor Right’s Form.

The Samaritan Counseling Center wants you to be confident in your charitable giving. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

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Upcoming Programs & Events

2023 Ethics in Business AwardOctober 26

This year, Samaritan Center is partnering with Franklin & Marshall College to offer the event for free with nationally recognized speakers in the areas of ethics in business.

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2023 Silent Samaritan LuncheonNovember 3

The Silent Samaritans are an inspiring group of women helping women. The luncheon raises funds to support the needs of women in our community who seek counseling services at Samaritan but are unable to afford the full fee for services.

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