The Good Samaritan Mission is the annual fund for Episcopal Retirement Services. It exists to enrich the lives of older adults, providing life-changing services every day. With your help, in 2021 ERS will invest more than $2 million in core Good Samaritan Mission programs to serve nearly 6,000 people.

2020 GSM Program Funded Needs

Charitable gifts were a crucial part of ensuring that we fully met the following needs in 2020.  Thanks to generous donors, we were able to provide:

Residential Financial Aid: $1.3M

Honoring a promise we have kept since 1951 — that no Marjorie P. Lee or Deupree resident ever be asked to leave their home due to financial hardship.

Affordable Living by ERS: $397,503

Provide dignified housing for nearly 1,900 low-income elders in 30 Affordable Living communities. We empower our residents by providing on-site services like transportation, wellness, spiritual services, preventative health screens, and more.

Partners In Care Fund: $9,468

The Partners In Care Fund helps any of our residents, giving them comfort and meeting basic daily needs. It provides items such as durable medical equipment, prescription medication, furnishings, and necessary services not covered by insurance.

Parish Health Ministry: $195,297 

Fosters potentially lifesaving interactions including blood pressure screens, suicide prevention, advocacy, and dementia education in 80 different churches and Affordable Living communities.

Spiritual Care: $298,680

Ensure that all ERS residents and their families have their spiritual needs met, regardless of their denomination.

Deupree Meals On Wheels: $0*

Deliver more than 180,000 meals by committed volunteers, to 735 Cincinnati homebound elders.

*The Meals On Wheels program experienced 40% growth in meals, 56% growth in clients, costs, and staff levels were maintained while reimbursement increased. Therefore, 2020 ministry costs were $0.

SAIDO Tuition: $1,200

Provide tuition assistance for income-challenged residents participating in SAIDO, a non-pharmaceutical, revolutionary dementia therapy.

ERS Staff Assistance: $78,077

Provide emergency financial assistance to ERS employees facing an unforeseen hardship.

Learn More About GSM

To make a contribution or for more information on the work of the ERS Good Samaritan Mission, please contact Susan Cleverly at (513) 979-2309 or You can also click here to download the 2020 Ministry Report.

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