Good Samaritan Ministries, Ltd.
2307 Hull Street
Richmond VA 23224
Mission Statement Good Samaritan Ministries’ mission is to offer a multitude of services to the homeless and poor, as well as rehabilitation for the addicted. Our rehabilitation services help individuals overcome addictions, reconnect with their families, build supportive relationships and improve their quality of life by enhancing their social skills.
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Michael D McClary
Board Chair Mr. Michael S. Beall
Board Chair Company Affiliation Davenport & Co., LLC
Contact Information
Address 2307 Hull Street
Richmond, VA 23224
Telephone 804 231-9995
Fax 804 232-7630
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1986
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $2,900,000.00
Projected Expenses $2,900,000.00
Additional Documents
Gov. Bob McDonnell Letter of Appreciation2010View
Community Service Award2008View
Mission Good Samaritan Ministries’ mission is to offer a multitude of services to the homeless and poor, as well as rehabilitation for the addicted. Our rehabilitation services help individuals overcome addictions, reconnect with their families, build supportive relationships and improve their quality of life by enhancing their social skills.

Accomplishments for 2012

  • 75 of the 145 participants of GSM’s Recovery Program attained employment and successfully transitioned back into the community, empowered with a greater sense of self-confidence and purpose. These individuals joined a local Bible-based church for worship and ongoing growth in their faith and service to others, and are maintaining a healthy, productive and self-sustaining lifestyle. GSM's impact on these men and women transforms their previous destructive lifestyle and they become respectful citizens and role models for future generations.
  • Over 1,000 men, women and children were provided with holiday assistance from Thanksgiving through Christmas. Many of these received food, clothing and presents.
  • Over 270 men, women and children received shelter, affordable housing, meals and other supportive services.


Goals for 2013

The primary goal of GSM’s Recovery Program is for homeless men and women to become healthy, sober, self-sufficient and productive citizens.

Each program participant is expected to achieve the following goals:

  • Participant understands the dangers of substance abuse and implements a plan for recovery assisted by counselors and GSM program staff.
  • Participant maintains sobriety for duration of the program and after he or she transitions back into the community to live in safe, affordable housing/apartment.
  • Participant develops employment preparedness skills assisted by GSM program staff: including filling out a resume form and beginning a job search, including filling out a minimum of 10 applications or going on five interviews per week until employment is found. Supervisors and management of GSM must approve of each participant’s performance before he or she is allowed to graduate from the Recovery Program.
  • Participant reunites with family members, provided the participant exhibits proper behavior and progress in the program.
  • Participant finds meaningful, stable employment (with assistance from Good Samaritan Ministries) or enrolls in vocational school or a college program.


Good Samaritan Ministries has the following objectives for the Recovery Program:

  • 75 men and women will successfully complete the Life & Rehabilitation phase.
  • 75 participants will successfully complete the Life & Work phase.
  • 85% of Life & Work program participants will obtain employment.
  • 85% of Life & Work program participants will be sober and successfully transition back into the community.



  • Cash Donations — Good Samaritan Ministries’ programs to help the poor, homeless and addicted in Richmond are entirely funded by local and regional charitable contributions: approximately 64% from individuals, 18% from businesses, 14% from churches and 4% from foundations. Therefore, donations of cash and marketable securities are critical. Good Samaritan Ministries has always made it a policy to put 100% of the donations it receives for our men’s and women’s programs toward those programs.
  • In-kind Donations — We are always in need of donated items such as automobiles, clothing, house wares, electronics and one-of-a-kind items to stock the Good Samaritan Thrift Store and GSM’s Ebay store. GSM does not use any monetary donations for administrative expenses. Instead, all of the funds received from the Thrift Store, Ebay and Auto Sales are used to offset the administrative costs of GSM’s ministry; Good Sam’s Thrift Store provides 12% of Good Samaritan Ministries’ overall budget income.
  • Supplies — We require household and health and hygiene supplies for men and women to support our programs, including deodorant, laundry detergent, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, washcloths, feminine products, disinfecting wipes and cleaners, paper products, etc.
  • Volunteers — We need volunteers with office skills who can help absorb some of our administrative functions. This need is especially acute during the summer months, due to vacations by staff members, and through the end-of-year holidays, starting with Thanksgiving.
  • Prayer Partners — We need prayer partners who will commit to praying that we will do God's will and be faithful stewards of all that he has entrusted us with. Pray also that the hearts of our guests will be open to the power and redemptive love of Jesus in their lives.


Good Samaritan Ministries was founded by Dr. Michael D. McClary and his late wife, Janet, in the summer of 1987. Armed only with his King James Bible and the call of God on His life, Dr. McClary began a journey of service to his Lord. 
Dr. McClary, who was a product of the destruction and devastation that the abuse of drugs and alcohol will bring, accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior in 1982 at the Union Mission in Norfolk, Virginia. Since then, he has never looked back. While serving on staff as both a chaplain and evening supervisor at the Union Mission Dr. McClary took correspondence courses in Biblical Theology and was ordained as a pastor to preach in 1985. After a brief time of preparation as the chaplain of the Peninsula Rescue Mission in Newport News, Virginia, Dr. McClary and his wife, Janet, were led to Richmond, Virginia to start an inner-city outreach to those in need.
Today, Good Samaritan Ministries is dedicated to helping homeless men and women overcome homelessness, poverty, alcohol and drug dependency. The primary purpose of Good Samaritan Ministries is to provide shelter, food, clothing and other assistance to the needy and homeless in Richmond. The volunteers and staff utilize Biblical teaching to bring healing to homeless and addicted individuals, enabling them to know and experience the power and redemptive love of Jesus in their lives.

The Recovery Program has averaged a 75% success rate over the past several years. The majority of participant turnover occurs within the first 30 days. Once the participants complete their first six months (Life & Rehabilitation), over 95% continue on to complete the next six months (Life & Work) and, thus, complete the program, secure employment and housing, and transition successfully back into the community.
CEO Statement

There are many homeless shelters in America that do wonderful work. When I started Good Samaritan Ministries in 1987 I didn't want us to be just another homeless shelter. I wanted to change peoples' lives. The origin of our slogan, "a hand up, not a hand out" speaks to that philosophy.


Rescuing men and women from the evil traps that lead to homelessness and addiction is no easy task. That is why we have developed a one-year program that takes the helpless and hopeless and offers them a way to regain their dignity, sanity and proper place back in society. During their year with us, participants pay nothing for the clothing, food, housing, counseling and job training they receive.


We rely solely on the Christian community to support us in terms of donations and prayers. It is the outpouring of Christian kindness that allows us to make these programs possible. It is through the redemptive power of Jesus that lives are changed here at Good Samaritan Ministries, and we are forever humble and appreciative of all those in the community who make our ministries possible. As Jesus himself said,    


Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,

ye have done it unto me."

Matthew 25:40
- Dr. Michael McClary, Executive Director
Board Chair Statement

Serving as Board Chair for Good Samaritan is a great privilege. There are times when the challenges of funding our efforts in the current environment may seem overwhelming. However, every time I attend a graduation from our Recovery Program, my enthusiasm for our Mission is renewed. Hearing the testimony of men and women graduates reminds me of the enormous difficulties these individuals have faced in their lives and how our "hand up, not a hand out" philosophy gives them a real second chance. Visiting our school is equally inspiring. Our ability to create a more structured, safe and Christian environment is critical to giving these kids a far better chance of overcoming the many challenges their world presents. I believe we are very good stewards of the resources we receive and that our work is of great benefit to those we serve and to our community.


- Michael S. Beall, Board Chairman, Good Samaritan Ministries, LTD.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Metro Richmond
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Michael S. Beall
Company Affiliation Davenport & Co., LLC
Term Jan 2014 to Dec 2017
Board of Directors
Board Members
Mr. Michael S Beall Davenport & Company, LLC
Mr. Scott Brannan F. Richard Wilton, Inc.
Mr. Russell Harper Harper Associates
Mr. G. Raye Jones Martin & Raynor, P.C.
Mr. Gene Lepley Richmond Police Department
Mr. Michael D McClary Good Samaritan Ministries
Mr. Christopher Rice Markel/Eagle
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Dr. Michael D McClary
A unique and powerful voice of the Independent Fundamental Baptist movement, Dr. Michael D. McClary continues to serve as a living testimony of the transforming work that Jesus Christ can have in a person's life.  Having experienced the death of both parents by the age of six, Dr. McClary began a life of homelessness, alcoholism, drug addiction and crime at the age of thirteen.
However, in 1982 at the age of thirty-three, all this radically changed. 
After hearing a message on how much Jesus Christ truly loved him, Dr. McClary received Him as his personal Lord and Savior at the Union Gospel Mission in Norfolk, Virginia.  Since then, he has never looked back.  While serving on staff as both a chaplain and evening supervisor at the mission, Dr. McClary took correspondence courses in Biblical Theology, and was eventually ordained to preach in 1985. After a brief time of preparation as the chaplain of the Peninsula Rescue Mission in Newport News, Virginia, Dr. McClary was led to Richmond, Virginia to start an inner city outreach to those in need of a “touch from the Master's hand.”
Today, the Good Samaritan Ministry, under the direction of Dr. McClary, remains a multifaceted beacon of light to those wishing to both serve and be served on behalf of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Dr. McClary also serves as the Senior Pastor of Community Bainbridge Baptist Church, an inner-city church dedicated to reaching out to those who are lost, or who are in need of a home church.
In 1995, Pastor McClary earned his doctorate of theology, and was honored with a doctorate of evangelism the  very same year. In addition to his mission work and role as a Pastor, Dr. McClary remains active in evangelism, preaching revivals in churches, and on several radio stations throughout the country.
Full Time Staff 30
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 150
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 86
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
External Assessments and Accreditations
Better Business Bureau of Central VA - Accredited Charity2012
Letter of appreciationGov. Bob McDonnell2010
Community Service AwardRichmond City Council2008
Good Samaritan Ministries offers a Christ-centered Recovery Program for homeless men and women struggling with addictions at two separate locations in Richmond: Hull Street for men and Bainbridge Street for women. The program serves up to 145 individuals each year and has two consecutive phases: 1) Life & Rehabilitation and 2) Life & Work. While in the Life & Rehabilitation phase, a primary objective is stabilization. Many of the men and women need to relearn the basics of life. In the Recovery Program, they learn to follow a strict daily regimen that includes light exercise, personal hygiene, meal preparation, daily household chores, Bible study and prayer time, and chapel. Most importantly, during this phase the participants receive daily one-on-one and group counseling from Good Samaritan Ministries’ experienced staff. During this time, they also receive practical skills to help with preparing for and seeking employment along with career counseling and job training in a specific job skill through one of Good Samaritan Ministries’ Work Programs. The opportunities for job training include retail sales and customer service, landscaping, auto repair, facility maintenance, and culinary services and kitchen management. During the Life & Work phase, participants are placed with partnering local businesses who mentor the men and women as they strengthen their “employability skills” for long-term employment and success. Approximately 80% of the program graduates move into the community equipped with life skills, a job and a new-found purpose to live a better life.
Population Served Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers
Budget $976,157.00
Short Term Success
The short-term success of the Recovery Program is measured by how many men and women make it through Phase I: Life & Rehabilitation, which is the first six months of the program: in 2010 75 men and women graduated from this phase of the program. Life & Rehabilitation is a critical because it is a time stabilization, helping them to break the habits they learned on the streets or in jail/prison and learn how to live a healthy, productive life.
Long Term Success
The long-term success of the Recovery Program is that the men and women who complete Good Samaritan Ministries’ year-long Recovery Program become healthy, self-sufficient and productive citizens: They overcome their addictions to drugs and alcohol, and they use the jobs skills they have learned to secure employment. In many instances, the change in their character and outlook on life leads to reconciliation with their families as well. In 2010, 75 men and women who participated in GSM’s Recovery Program attained employment and successfully transitioned back into the community, empowered with a greater sense of self-confidence and purpose.

Good Samaritan Ministries offers the Affordable Housing Program to Recovery Program graduates and the general public at the Good Samaritan Ministries-owned Clopton Apartments, which is located two blocks from the organization’s main campus. Approximately 20% of Recovery Program graduates who have found steady employment continue in the Affordable Housing Program for up to one year.


Affordable Housing Program participants must still abide by certain rules while living in the Clopton Apartments, including no co-habitation or visitors of the opposite sex. However, with the approval of Good Samaritan Ministries’ Program Director, a program graduate may be reunited with his or her spouse and children while participating in the Affordable Housing Program in the Clopton Apartments. Those in the program are also required to submit to random room inspections and drug tests. The Affordable Housing Program has a no tolerance policy that if a program participant is found to have drugs or alcohol he or she will be evicted immediately.


Affordable Housing Program participants sign a lease agreement with Good Samaritan Ministries and are expected to pay $85/week for rent, which includes utilities. If the participants wish to have phone and cable service, they are solely responsible for setting up the services and making those payments.


Good Samaritan Ministries offers all program participants a 50% discount on items purchased from the Good Samaritan Thrift Store so they can furnish their apartment. They can also purchase a used car from Good Samaritan Ministries’ own Good Sam’s Auto Sales on an affordable payment plan. Good Samaritan Ministries provides each participant a letter of reference stating their good standing in keeping up with rent and car payments. This helps the participants establish credit and enable them to get an apartment after they leave the Affordable Housing Program.

Population Served Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers
Budget $111,143.00
Short Term Success
Homelessness, unemployment and drug or alcohol addiction wreaks havoc on the whole person and the whole life. The men and women who enter the Affordable Housing Program need additional support to become self-sufficient and functioning members of society. The short-term success of the Affordable Housing Program is that participants continue in their sobriety, remain plugged into a support system, and receive help to build savings and credit.
Long Term Success
Over the long-term, the men and women who leave the Affordable Housing Program will be in a position to find and maintain permanent housing, they will have found stable and rewarding employment, and they will be emotionally prepared for life on their own without having to turn back to drugs or alcohol to cope.
CEO/ED/Board Comments
The ravages of addiction and homelessness are always upon us, in good times and bad.  Human nature is such that some cannot cope with the rigors of life.  They make bad choices, and they go from bad to worse, and before they know what happened, their life is upside down.
Here at GSM, we are always at capacity.  The need for rehabilitative services and job training are a constant.  Having served the Richmond community since 1987, our reputation for being a beacon to the downtrodden is well established.  We share the love of Christ in a tangible manner that helps folks overcome their addiction and puts them on the road to a normal life.
While the need is constant in good times and bad, the funding becomes more challenging in these economic times.  We rely heavily on church support and on individual donors that have been friends of the ministry for years.
Our prayer and hope is that you will find what we do here is worthy of your support.  Please come for a visit so that we can show you first hand what we are about.  Thank you for your consideration.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $2,900,000.00
Projected Expenses $2,900,000.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$1,351,579$1,600,985$1,237,448
Investment Income, Net of Losses$1,067$3,275$249
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind$494,017$1,540,727$615,042
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$2,045,106$1,909,265$1,647,273
Administration Expense$189,583$259,493$336,750
Fundraising Expense$380,369$401,441$366,627
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.971.541.06
Program Expense/Total Expenses78%74%70%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue28%25%30%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$3,376,831$3,563,562$2,340,849
Current Assets$309,657$459,445$138,118
Long-Term Liabilities$897,034$943,379$984,700
Current Liabilities$317,782$388,467$510,908
Total Net Assets$2,162,015$2,231,716$845,241
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.971.180.27
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets27%26%42%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit ExemptionView
Organization Comments
Our financials for the last three years show a steady, stable organization that spends 82% of its functional expenses on program services.  We do not waste money on frivolous things.  We are good stewards and we reward our donors by using the vast majority of their donations to fund our programs.
We have sharpened our focus by eliminating positions and cutting costs in administrative areas.  We have partnered with a national direct marketing firm to double our donor database in the last 12 months.  We are not taking the economic slump lightly, we are doing everything in our power to expand our donor base and eliminate unnecessary costs.
Foundation Comments
  • Changed from calendar to mid-year fiscal year in 2013.
  • Form 990 and audit prepared by Robinson, Farmer, Cox Associates.
  • Financial analysis performed with audit.