Keynote speaker: Peter Blomquist, Blomquist International. He has previously worked for Mercy Corps, Global Partnerships, the Starbucks Foundation and CARE. His presentation is titled "Seek Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly."
Where: Bellevue Athletic Club.
Cost: $60 for lunch. Attendees will be asked to make a donation to either the Samaritan Fund and/or CareTeam Program.
Reservation deadline: May 14.
Help Samaritan Center of Puget Sound provide counseling for those in financial need and support Samaritan's new CareTeam Program, which provides support to a person or household affected by HIV/AIDS. Go online to learn more or read the informational flyer.
Contact: Mary Eaves Mitchell, 206-527-2266 x117.
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- Samaritan Center of Puget Sound, which began as Presbyterian Counseling Service in 1960, is one of the largest faith-integrative counseling centers in the country.
- Samaritan's tradition and roots are in the Christian community, and they welcome people of all faiths, backgrounds and lifestyles.
- This past year, Samaritan provided 23,649 hours of counseling. A total of 5,079 people (individuals, couples and families) were served.
- Samaritan therapists met with clients in 17 locations throughout King, Pierce and Kitsap Counties in the Puget Sound area. Most of Samaritan's offices are provided by partner churches.
- Samaritan provided a total of $724,356 in uncompensated care. This included both adjustments in client fees and "write-downs" of insurance reimbursements that fall short of the cost of care.