GRANITE CITY, IL, April 2021— Good Samaritan House, the only provider of emergency shelter and housing-related services for women and their children in Madison County, Illinois, welcomes Angela Barnes, M.A. as Executive Director. Barnes will focus her immediate attention on staff development and strategic planning, working in partnership with the all-volunteer Board of Directors.
Barnes has more than 25 years of experience with operations, budgeting, quality improvement, human resources, financial oversight and the management of federal, state and local grant contracts. Barnes recently served as Director of Quality Improvement and Compliance for the nonprofit social services agency Caritas Family Solutions. Previously, Barnes was the President of Bethany Place, the largest nonprofit AIDS Service Organization in the St. Louis Metro East area.
“To date, we’ve focused on providing residents with a safe, nurturing environment,” says GSH Board President Alex Madron. “Good Samaritan House will benefit from Angela’s background in nonprofit management, particularly as it relates to the development and guidance of staff and volunteers, fundraising efforts and grant stewardship.”
As for Barnes, she looks forward to helping Good Samaritan House strengthen community relationships and establish more services for residents. “Navigating the path to permanent housing can be daunting without a support system,” Barnes notes. “I look forward to leading the expansion of programs that will help mothers experiencing homelessness develop the life skills and connections they’ll need to successfully transition to permanent housing.”
About Good Samaritan House
Good Samaritan House is the only provider of emergency shelter and housing-related services for women and their children in Madison County, Illinois and serves Region 4 of the Illinois Department of Public Health. Founded in 1998 by a local ministerial alliance, Good Samaritan House reopened its doors in 2020 to empower women and children experiencing homelessness with guidance, shelter and hope. Staff and volunteers create an empathetic, Christian environment that’s free of judgement, yet full of support. In addition to meals, clothing and assistance to keep or re-enroll children in school, residents receive help applying for programs such as Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).