Mission and History

The mission of Good Samaritan Community Services is to serve as a catalyst for change, supporting youth, individuals and families by providing excellent community services to overcome economic poverty.

The Good Samaritan Center was established in 1951 by the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, under the leadership of Bishop Everett Jones. It began as a downtown mission of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.

Since then, GSCS has grown to become a private, nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization and United Way agency that provides comprehensive services to more than 5,000 individuals and 1,800 families in eight(8) locations around South Texas. GSCS actively serves as a place of change, reaching out to support thousands of people working to improve their lives and to overcome the challenges of poverty.

Our Core Values

  • Respect others.
  • Act with integrity.
  • Show work commitment.
  • Excellence in all we do.
  • Develop self and others.
  • Practice stewardship over financial resources.