Press Release

Samaritan House Newsletter

April 3, 2017

We are proud to announce the release of the Samaritan House newsletter. To view the latest edition please click here.


Hampton Roads Perspective Interview

February 2, 2017

Samaritan House Executive Director, Robin Gauthier, and Development Director, Tom Higgins, give an interview to the Hampton Roads Perspective show on February 2, 2017. The interview is to be aired on The New 101.3, Z104, 94.9 the Point, and 96.7 R&B. Listen here.

Anti Human Trafficking Task Force

January 31, 2017

As part of the Task Force to end Human Trafficking in the Hampton Roads and surrounding areas, Samaritan House met with the key players to sign a MOA. Watch the video here.

Inside Business Women in Business 2016

December 12, 2016

Samaritan House’s Brooke Briggs was nominated and selected as one of Inside Business’s Women in Business 2016. Read the article here.


Samaritan House Receives $750k Grant to Combat Human Trafficking

November 2, 2016

The Commonwealth’s Attorney General and The Office of Homeland Security Investigations-Norfolk announced a $750,000 grant Samaritan House received as a part of the Hampton Roads Human Trafficking Task Force. This grant will help provide critical support services to those victimized by human trafficking in the Hampton Roads region.
This is an important day in our community where government, law enforcement agencies and Samaritan House join forces to stop human trafficking and help those affected. Samaritan House is extremely proud to be a part of this coordinated effort and provide our expertise in victim advocacy and program management.
Learn more about the grant here.


New hotline removes barriers for domestic violence victims

October 5, 2016

With the help of a grant from the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, four local domestic violence agencies will join forces to provide a regional hotline for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking. Read more


August 11, 2014



Public Service Campaign

Television Advertisement

Victims – Samaritan House Public Service Campaign from Fluid Films on Vimeo.

Volunteers – Samaritan House “Faces” Campaign from Fluid Films on Vimeo.

Spanish from Fluid Films on Vimeo.

Voices of Violence – Samaritan House “Faces” Campaign from Fluid Films on Vimeo.

Print Campaign

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Samaritan House In the News

Creating a sense of belonging

Domestic violence project aims to save

Domestic violence shelters feel summer crunch

Samaritan House’s new director felt calling

Couple answers call to action over human trafficking

150 gather in Virginia Beach to raise awareness of domestic violence

Vigil held in Virginia Beach to educate citizens about the dangers of domestic violence

Virginia Beach “Night of Remembrance”

Advocates gather for domestic violence

Face of Fox 43 photo gallery

Fun event has serious purpose: Combatting domestic violence

Samaritan House De-Feet Domestic Violence PSA

Tournament battles domestic abuse

Punch elevates consciousness over domestic violence, its many victims

Helping Domestic Violence Victims

Samaritan House Gets $156K for Call Center

Press Releases

Virginia Beach to Establish Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team – September 17, 2014



May 15, 2014 United Way Agency of the Year

Agency of the Year Press Release

Agency of Year

(Left to right): Fran Thomas, Virginia Beach Public Schools, Angela Kellam, Samaritan House Executive Director and Jeff Richardson, Treasurer Board of Directors and President of Beach Commercial Finance

February 26, 2014 Winner 100 Cars for Good

100 Cars for Good Winning Press Release

100 Cars for Good Presentation Ceremony

100 Cars for Good Ceremony

(Left to right): Chris Kosnik, Toyota Motor Sales; Jim Vecchiarelli, Toyota Financial Services; Ken Shewbridge, Samaritan House Board Member; Angela Kellam, Samaritan House Executive Director; Larissa Sutherland, Samaritan House Education and Outreach Coordinator; Shereese Floyd-Thompson, Samaritan House Marketing Coordinator; Vashdie Rodgers, Samaritan House Accounting Assistant; Karen Anderson, Samaritan House Board Member; Melissa Sutherland, Samaritan House Grants Manager; Katherine Ashford, Samaritan House Development Assistant; Tom Harmon, Priority Toyota, Sales Manager

October 24, 2013 Coastal Virginia’s Giving Back Awards 2nd Place

Read more about Samaritan House.

Giving Back

(left to right): Louis Morris, president and CEO of Old Point National Bank, Melissa Sutherland, grants manager Samaritan House, Angela Kellam, executive director Samaritan House, Larissa Sutherland, education Samaritan House, Reesy Floyd-Thompson, marketing Samaritan House, Robin Gauthier, programs director Samaritan House and Paul Brannock, vice president of sales for Coastal Virginia Magazine.