Open every winter from Nov 1 through April 30, SAM's House Emergency Shelter is the only homeless shelter in Shawano County. SAM's House provides meals and a safe, warm place to sleep for women, men and families with children who are without shelter. All shelter guests participate in a mentor program "Steps to Success" to help them get back on their feet and successfully out of shelter to permanent housing and employment. We are currently in our 7th shelter season.
During the 2020 - 2021 season, SAM25 provided 1557 nights of stay to 82 guests (56 adults and 26 children) and 4500+ meals were provided by our community. Thanks to all who have helped in any way! You help make make the important work we do here in our community possible.
SAM25 Shelter Staff have been diligently working to continue our Steps to Success program and classes for guests during COVID.
The SAM25 Resource Center is open year round Monday through Friday 9am to 2pm. Resource sessions provide assistance with housing and job searches, shower facilities, hygiene supplies, meals and clothing. Partnering with Shawano County DHS and Forward Service Corporation.
Call 715-851-7252 to make an appointment!
In 2022, we have provided resources for 2200 people.
Now open Thursdays from 4 to 8 pm !
The SAM25 Community Health Clinic (CHC) provides free basic healthcare and health education to area residents who do not have health insurance and are living at 250% or below the Federal Poverty Level (example: household of 2 making less than $45,775 or a household of 4 making less than $69,375. Assistance with obtaining health insurance is also provided.
The SAM25 CHC is staffed by area volunteer healthcare professionals. For an appointment or to see if you qualify call 715-916-3036.
Open to the Public
Hours: Thursday, Friday, & Saturday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
(available to those in need of clothing during Resource Center hours Mon - Fri 9 am to 2 pm)
Who Are We?
Shawano Area Matthew 25, Inc. (SAM25) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.
SAM25 Mission: We help those affected by poverty improve their circumstances to become self-sufficient.
SAM25 Vision: Our community works together to support the needs of those living in poverty and offers individualized opportunities to gain self-sufficiency to have hope for a better future.
105 E. Richmond Street, Shawano, WI 54166