- About Us
The Samaritan Inn facility features two laundry rooms, a commercial kitchen and dining room, a computer lab, two staff offices and a special room for children's programs, such as craft projects and story time. The property also boasts a gazebo for outdoor gatherings and a splash pad and playground.
Each resident room is approximately 288 square feet and can sleep four and an infant, if necessary. Rooms are furnished with a full bed and bunk beds, dressers, a television, refrigerator and microwave. They are lovingly decorated by the volunteer housekeeping staff, who stock them with linens, quilts, stuffed animals for the kids, toiletries and under bed storage containers.
The Bible talks a lot about the unity of the family, yet the Christian Care Center had a place for men, a place for women and a place for children, but no place for intact families. To remedy that problem, in 2009, the CCC purchased the Big Bass Motel, once a haven for travelers and fishermen. It had fallen into disrepair and was being used primarily for drug activity and prostitution. The renovation project became a collaborative venture with numerous churches, community groups and individuals partnering in the financial cost and labor required to transition the rundown motel to its present state.
In June of 2010, the Samaritan Inn began accepting residents into the south wing while renovations continued on the remainder of the property. Since the renovation was completed late 2012, the inn has been home to over 100 families .
The Samaritan Inn staff consists of four positions: