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 2022, ERS will invest more than $2 million in core Good Samaritan Mission programs to serve nearly 6,000 people.

2022 GSM Program Funded Needs

Charitable gifts were a crucial part of ensuring that we fully met the following needs in 2021.  Thanks to generous donors, we were able to provide:

Residential Financial Aid: $1.5M

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: $333,000

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.

Spiritual Care: $274,000

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

Parish Health Ministry: $38,000 

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

ERS Staff Assistance: $39,000

Provide emergency financial assistance to ERS employees facing unforeseen hardship.

Volunteer Coordinators: $26,000

Empowering residents to serve in a variety of leadership roles. Community service within ERS and across the broader community.

Community Outreach: $24,000

Promote healthy and fulfilling aging by sharing the expertise of ERS team members. 

Partners In Care Fund: $3,000

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.

Deupree Meals On Wheels: $0*

Deliver more than 142,740 meals by committed volunteers to 762 Cincinnati homebound elders.

*The Meals On Wheels program experienced growth in meals and clients, costs, and staff levels were maintained while reimbursement increased. Therefore, 2021 ministry costs were $0.

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 2021 Ministry Report.

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