Project Cornerstone

Project Cornerstone was organized at Samaritan in 1995 as a residential long-term recovery program for former substance abusers. Men live at Samaritan while overcoming addictions, developing job and life skills and work toward becoming self-sufficient.

Participants voluntarily enter the long-term, intensive onsite transitional housing program and agree to work on issues and barriers that continue to interrupt or inhibit permanent employment and housing.

The men reside in a separate dormitory from the Samaritan Inn and receive counseling, transportation, life skill classes as wells as other needed services.

Since its beginnings, the program has served over 150 men. Up to ten men are admitted to the program at a time, with an average stay of 13 to 18 months.

To learn more about James Combs and his story click here .


Visit our YouTube channel to hear Donnie and other former resident’s stories here .

"Without Project Cornerstone, I wouldn't be here. I'd be dead or in the penitentiary."

Tyrone Baldwin, Project Cornerstone graduate and former Samaritan staff maintenance man.