Ready To Start Your Journey?

If you are ready to begin your journey to self-sufficiency and independence, you are in the right place.

Intake Interview

Intake days are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am until 1:30pm, and Sundays from 9am until 1pm. Please call 972-542-5302 for more information.

Bring Photo ID

A government-issued photo ID is required for the intake interview and your social security card. If you do not have your SS card, you must at least know your SS number.

Submit to Drug Test

Drug tests for residents are mandatory. You will need to be drug-free and free from alcohol abuse for the last 30 days at intake.

Criminal Background Check

Background checks are run on all prospective residents. Crimes of violence will not be allowed

Children at Intake

You must bring your child's/children's social security card or know their numbers. Also, you are encouraged to have their birth certificates.

Dogs at Intake

We have very limited kennel space for dogs. Please call ahead to ensure we are able to house your puppy while you stay with us.

Work Requirement

Applicants must be willing to work full or part-time (if disabled) while residing with us.

Intake Interview Details

Intake days are Tuesdays, Thursdays, from 9am until 1:30pm, and Sundays, from 9am until 1pm. Please call the number below for the most up to date information.

1514 N. McDonald Street, McKinney, TX 75071

Call or email if you have questions

Phone: 972.542.5302


What else do I need to know?

Marihuana positive on drug test. Currently, there is a 30-day probationary period allowed if a resident fails the initial drug test for THC. Those testing positive for marihuana will be permitted into the program with the expectation that no drug use will take place during their stay. Applicants who test positive for THC at intake will be retested randomly to ensure compliance and must remain clean for the entirety of their stay at the Inn. 

Violent offenses. We define a violent offense as any crime against the person in which you were the perpetrator. For example: domestic violence, robbery, an assault of any kind and murder. Exceptions may be made, on a case-by-case basis, based on the charge for violent offenses older than 10 years. 

Deceptive Statements. Any false statements given during the application process may result in immediate denial and/or exit from the program if discovered at a later time. 

What Would I Be Signing Up for?

The Samaritan Inn provides a no-cost, safe and clean place to live. Living areas for men, women and families are separate. Single residents are housed, by gender, four to a room. Families (those with children) will have their own room. We have a dining room, playroom, computer lab, classrooms, a chapel, a fully-equipped playground, and a kennel for our resident’s dogs!

We serve three well-balanced meals daily, provide personal hygiene products, free laundry, haircuts, over the counter medicines, and vouchers for needed items and services. Daycare and transportation vouchers are also available under certain circumstances.

Our residents are required to attend financial literacy classes, job readiness classes and meet one-on-one with their professional caseworker to develop an individualized action plan and goals for their success. You will also be required to attend mental health counseling with a professional during your stay.

What do I have to do?

You will have to work on an individualized action plan which will be determined to be your path to independence.  We provide classes in a variety of life skills, like parenting training, budgeting, job training, computer skills, customer service,  and more. Individual programs are reviewed regularly to ensure that all the necessary steps are being taken to reach independence in the near future. 

Residents will also be expected to live respectfully in a community  environment which includes chores, curfews and other necessary restrictions and expectations. Residents who graduate from The Samaritan Inn receive items and resources to assist in setting up their new household. Ongoing support is also provided with the goal of ensuring long-term, permanent independence.

How long can I stay?

As long you are working on your program goals, working full-time and saving, then the length of your stay is dependent upon when you find proper housing. For those who meet the requirements for our North Texas Gateway Apartments transitional living program, applications can be made when there are openings. These apartments come fully furnished and provide a step-up rent system, where you pay rent that will slowly increase every six months to prepare you for paying market value rent for up to 18 months. This is available to shelter residents who graduate the program only.