Good Samaritan Community Services

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

The 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, Good Sam has grown to become a private, nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization and United Way agency that provides comprehensive services to more than 4,700 individuals and 1,800 families around South Texas. Good Sam 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.

How We Serve 



Good Sam Board of Directors

Mark Trexler - Chair

Gavin Gallagher - Vice Chair

Curt Mowen - Treasurer

Kelly Majors Anderson - Secretary


Brent Bishop

Meredith Brewer

Hector Caldera

Jenniann Colón

Kate Dawson

Gerardo Flota

Ana Maria Garza Cortez

Matthew Gish

Julie Hardaway

William Hileman

Blair Labatt III

Stacy Locke

Shannon Murphy

Elizabeth Neally

Brandon Raney

The Rt. Rev. David Reed

Simón Salas - Chief Executive Officer