The Samaritan Counseling Center is an accredited member of the Samaritan Institute.  The Institute, formed as a non-profit corporation to unite and develop counseling centers using the Samaritan name and model, provides the growing Center network in starting new Centers, consulting with the established Centers on management issues, promoting the service nationally, and developing programs to strengthen the overall network. 

The Samaritan program is supported by congregations of 40 denominations and faith groups and also serves people who do not claim a religious affiliation. To assure consistent quality at every Center, the Institute also maintains a rigorous accreditation process.

During its 37 year history, the Institute has started more than 50 Centers and has helped in the development of over 80 additional established programs that affiliated with the Samaritan network. The experience and resources of the Institute greatly enhance the likelihood of a Center’s success.



Teen Depression & Suicide

Implementing a proven teen-screening program in Lancaster County schools that identifies students struggling with depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety and substance use.

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Child Sexual Abuse

Expanding the Center’s nationally-recognized Safe Church Program that provides education and training to future pastors, volunteers and staff working with children.

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Ethics in Business

We shine the spotlight on local businesses and organizations that “do well by doing good,” while our annual program provides resources for people looking to establish ethics best practices.

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