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 2020 ERS will invest more than $2 million in core Good Samaritan Mission programs to serve nearly 15,000 people.

2019 GSM Program Funded Needs

Charitable gifts were a crucial part of ensuring that we fully met the following needs in 2019.  Thanks to generous donors, we were able to provide:

Residential Financial Aid: Marjorie P. Lee, $700,000; Deupree House & Cottages, $350,000 

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 a financial hardship. In 2020, we anticipate providing financial assistance to at least 80 residents.

Affordable Living by ERS, $541,596

Provide dignified housing for nearly 1,800 low income elders in 27 different 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, $11,444

Partners In Care helps any of our residents in need afford eyeglasses, dentures, and hearing aids, not typically covered by Medicare.

Parish Health Ministry, $217,475 

Deliver 40,000 potentially lifesaving interactions including blood pressure screens, suicide prevention, advocacy, and dementia education in 79 different churches and Affordable Living communities.

Spiritual Care, $312,499

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

Deupree Meals On Wheels, $37,525

Deliver over 130,000 meals by committed volunteers, to more than 700 Cincinnati homebound elders.

SAIDO Tuition, $17,509

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

ERS Staff Assistance, $54,416

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 2019 Ministry Report.

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