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Save Our Samaritan group working to prevent seniors from being forced out of the Samaritan Home

Washington Co., Wi – There is a grassroots effort gaining steam in West Bend, Wi with hopes of saving an iconic resource in the community for senior citizens as the future of the Samaritan Home is being weighed by the Washington County Board.

“People want to know how they can get involved,” said organizer Mary Moll.  “It’s simple, call your county supervisor and call the people on the Ad Hoc Committee.”

A sign senior citizens see at the Samaritan Home….

“Why would I go to church if I didn’t believe in doing what the Lord says about caring for the elderly and disabled,” she said. “I care very deeply and it’s the Christian thing to do. I hope the supervisors and our government leaders in this county are able to see that too.”


Moll said the people on the committee are weighing options for the future of the Samaritan Home, but she felt only the most dire considerations are being discussed. “Why do they never mention the people who live there,” she said. “Or talk about what happens when you split a family up and make it harder to visit.”


Moll is encouraging people across Washington County to pick up the phone and have a conversation with members of the Samaritan Ad-Hoc Committee. The names and numbers are listed below.

The chair of the committee is Supervisor Linda Gurath.

Other members of the Samaritan Ad-Hoc Committee include:


Members of the Ad Hoc Committee were appointed by county executive Josh Schoemann:

Click HERE for the full agenda.

Supervisor Linda Gurath, who chairs the Samaritan Ad-Hoc Committee, had this filed on the December 14, 2022 agenda.

If you’re looking for more information on the Samaritan Home, check out the 2022 State of the County speech which lists a “purpose that provides the drive to do better, to work harder, and to sacrifice more.”  However, in the 8 pages there is no mention of the Samaritan Home.

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Click HERE for information on how to Apply for residency at Samaritan or The Fields.

If you get this page below… it’s because the link to apply for residency is broken on the county level and needs to be fixed.

Also, Schoemann wrote on the county website, “As part of my Strategic Priorities, I am acutely focused on the people.” You can look at the quarterly newsletters for updates on the Samaritan Home. Click HERE.

The Wednesday, December 14 meeting begins at 6 p.m. and is open to the public.

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