Forming Samaritan Ministries of Hot Springs in 2003 as an Arkansas non-profit organization, they raised funds to acquire, renovate, equip, and transform an old 10,000 s.f. Warehouse into a Christian-based Rescue Mission for homeless men.
SMHS’ Repurposed Woodworkers will be selling wooden items made by the men in the wood shop, every Thursday (9am-12pm) beginning May 4 at the Hot Springs Village Farmers Market located at DeSoto and Ecuestre Drive in Hot Springs Village and every Saturday (7am-12noon) at the Hot Springs Farmers Market just south of Transportation Depot in Hot Springs beginning May 6. 100% of the income received supports the homeless shelter.
Men are often referred to SMHS by local agencies, churches, hospitals, and other homeless individuals. All homeless men are welcome to stay at the mission for up to 10 days each month. This time to be extended if our intake staff observes the improvement in the man's life style and if he is working to overcome the issues causing his homelessness.More Info
The overall goal of the resident program is to have them and realize that God it is their source, to help them gain self-esteem and self worth, to restore them to a structured lifestyle, and to assist them in becoming employable, productive, and finding affordable housing.This program is also provided without cost of the men.
The best way to see who we are and what we do is to take a tour of our facility. A short tour can be arraged at any time since SMHS is open 24/7. While it's not necessary to gve us a call before you come, our Director Jan Laggan would like to meet you. A call beforehand would help her adjust her schedule when possible.