Leon Levine Foundation awards $175K in grants to Samaritan Colony

The Leon Levine Foundation awarded Samaritan Colony two separate grants totaling $175,000. The first charitable gift for $150,000 is to help create an alcohol and drug treatment facility for women as part of Samaritan Colony’s Changing Lives Capital Campaign.

The second grant for $25,000 will support the work of Samaritan Colony’s residential treatment for men, an evidence-based program celebrating 47 years of service.

The Leon Levine Foundation President, Tom Lawrence, commented on the gifts to Samaritan Colony — “The Leon Levine Foundation is proud to support Samaritan Colony’s ongoing and effective work in residential treatment for men in recovery from substance misuse, as well as resources for their families. These services are vital to getting on a path to self-sufficiency. We are also pleased to be a part of making these services available to the region’s women through Samaritan Colony’s Women’s Recovery Center Capital Campaign.”

Executive Director of Samaritan Colony Harold Pearson said, “This is a great day for Samaritan Colony. On behalf of the board of directors, staff, and the communities we serve, I would like to extend our deepest appreciation and gratitude to The Leon Levine Foundation for their generous support.”

Since 1975, Samaritan Colony has provided residential drug and alcohol treatment for over 5000 men and aftercare counseling services for them and their families. Samaritan Colony’s programs include family counseling and provide an integrated approach for individuals and their families, wherever they may be on their recovery journey.

About The Leon Levine Foundation: Established in 1980 by Leon Levine (Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Family Dollar Stores, Inc.), The Leon Levine Foundation supports programs and organizations that improve the human condition through investments in education, health care, human services and Jewish values. Based in Charlotte, N.C., the Foundation invests in nonprofits across North Carolina and South Carolina with strong leadership, a track record of success, and a plan for financial sustainability. Through its investments, the Foundation intends to create pathways to self-sufficiency, champion strategies for permanent change, and facilitate opportunities for growth.

Feature photo: Rendering of the SECU Women’s Recovery Center. Courtesy photo.


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