The Samaritan Center has been saving lives, healing emotional wounds and giving hope to individuals and families for over 40 years. The Center’s mission is to improve the mental, physical, and spiritual health of children and families in Central Texas.

We provide professional counseling, integrative medicine, and psychiatric services that are accessible and affordable for all, especially vulnerable populations such as uninsured or underinsured low-income families, and veterans struggling with the emotional wounds of war.

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Thank you to our wonderful grant partners!
We are appreciative of the continued support of the Samaritan Center from the Texas Veterans Commission, St. David’s Foundation, United Way of Williamson County and Georgetown Health Foundation. Also, we have been fortunate recipients of a Community Impact Grant providing professional consulting services from IBM. Additionally, we are very appreciative of our new supporters Austin Community Foundation and Greater Round Rock Community Foundation – Leading Ladies Giving Circle.
Parenting with Positive Discipline - Summer Parenting Series

Do you find yourself saying or doing things you soon regret?

Take part in this summer parenting workshop to learn a commonsense approach to parenting that really works! Class is tailored to the needs of parents of elementary school aged children. Space is limited so sign up early to reserve your spot!

  • When: Tuesday evenings 6pm to 8pm. June 21, June 28, July 12, July 26, August 9, August 16th.
  • Where: Samaritan Center, 8956 Research Blvd, Bldg. #2 Austin, TX 78758
  • Registration: Please call The Samaritan Center at 512-451-7337 to register.
  • Registration Includes Positive Discipline Workbook as well as book by Dr. Jane Nelson.

Financial scholarships and/or veteran/military discounts available to those who qualify.

Co-facilitated by Gretchen Johnson Rees, LCSW, Certified Positive Discipline Trainer and Shawna Moss, LCSW, Certified Positive Discipline Trainer.
Listen to our Radio Interview
Iheart Media Austin radio personality Heather White from the Bama, Rob and Heather KVET morning radio show sat down with Masa Pettit, Development Director for Samaritan Center, Christopher Araujo, Peer Services Coordinator for MVPN, and Christy Aletky, Lead Field Clinician for MVPN to talk about our HOPE for HEROES and MVPN programs and services for veterans in the Central Texas community. The interview aired on Super Bowl Sunday on all iHeart Media Austin radio stations (98.1 KVET, 96.7 KSS FM, KASE 101, 102.3 the Beat and 1300 AM the Zone). Listen to our interview! (please hyperlink with Listen to our interview!
Tai Chi
Every Wednesday at 6:00 pm. Call (512) 451-7337 for information.