Stories of Impact

Through your support, families in crisis found hope and renewal

Seventeen-year-old Jessica escaped an abusive home with her mother. She has big goals for her future and with SAMMinistries help, she is ready to achieve them.

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It’s been 11 years since Diane and her three children left SAMMinistries. Read how their life has changed since they first entered the doors of SAMMinistries’ Transitional Living and Learning Center.

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Seventeen-year-old Jessica escaped an abusive home with her mother. She has big goals for her future and with SAMMinistries help, she is ready to achieve them.

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Eric McNear, 46, had been homeless for eight years after trying to reintegrate into civilian life. Finding a job after retiring from the Navy was difficult for Eric, and after years without stability, he eventually fell into an 
all-consuming drug addiction…

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When Roxana left a 14-year domestic violence relationship, she had nowhere to turn. She had no family in Texas, so she and her two young children, Daniela and Cesar, were on their own. Roxana took a low-paying job, but the bills began to pileup…

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With no money and two kids to support, Anne knew she would need help to keep a safe roof over her their heads. With no other options, Anne came to see what SAMMinistries was all about—and found shelter, support and hope.

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After 27 years traveling around the country with the United States Air Force as a Physical Therapist, Colonel Hannah Margolis settled into the first home she had ever owned in San Antonio. Looking toward the future, Hannah decided that she could think of no better way to support the Ministry she loves and trusts than by helping others find a place to call home.

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Just 18 months ago, Jacinda was living in a one-room structure behind a house in south San Antonio with her mother, father and three siblings. There was no kitchen, no beds, and a just small makeshift outhouse for the family to use…

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Last summer Angela was living in a comfortable apartment with a good job. As a single mother, she worked hard so that she was able to pay her rent and provide for her children. However, in a moment everything changed…

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Originally from Texas, Felecia moved north to marry her husband Dirk and start a beautiful family together. For a while, they were living the American Dream—a house, three great kids and gainful employment. But then, the unexpected happened…

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