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About us

With more than 240 locations across the country, The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society is the largest not-for-profit provider of senior care and services in the United States. We are honored that more than 27,000 people of all beliefs and faiths call us home.



Focused on love, living The Good Samaritan Society Way


The Good Samaritan Society’s mission is based in love. In fact, love is the motivation behind the care we provide. We are here because Jesus loves us and we want to share that love with others.


We challenge ourselves to go the extra mile in finding new ways to share Jesus' love with the people around us. We’re highlighting eight of the more profound traits that Jesus showed us. Besides love, the others are compassion, acceptance, joy, humility, honesty, courage and perseverance.


The Good Samaritan Society Way is the name we have given this emphasis. It’s a way of talking about sharing God’s love. But it’s an extension of what we’ve always done and how we’ve always loved the people in our care.


We’re accepting this challenge to bring the eight traits of Jesus into our daily work and relationships. No matter what our personal beliefs may be, each person within the Society is challenged to emulate Jesus, as portrayed in the Bible.


Stories that exemplify The Good Samaritan Society Way


Since our founding in 1922, we have built a rich history of faith and belief in our mission — our obligation — to share God’s love in word and deed by providing shelter and supportive services to older persons and others in need, believing that "In Christ’s Love, Everyone Is Someone."