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SPIRIT - The latest news and updates on positive mental health. Touch Lives + Healing Hearts - March 2012 - Krist Samaritan Center
Win-Win Philanthropy For more than 25 years, the community has graciously supported Krist Samaritan Center through a variety of charitable contributions. As a donor, there are many ways for you to support the Center.  This month, we will focus on the advantages of setting up a charitable lead trust, which enables donors to satisfy charitable intent while also transferring wealth to heirs tax-efficiently. Under a CLT, you can split a gift between the Center and your beneficiaries through one structure to everyone's advantage.  
A Charitable Lead Trust: 

-Benefits charity in your lifetime while tax efficiently transferring wealth to your family
-Accumulates greater wealth than if left in the estate
-Minimizes transfer taxes
-Shields future appreciation from transfer tax
-Allows the Center to receiver the lead (or first) interest 
-Particularly effective right now due to uniquely low depreciation rates

For more information on this and other charitable gift options at Krist Samaritan Center, visit our website or contact our Development Director Pauline Gallien at 281.480.7554 ext. 73. CONTACT US - http://www.samaritanhouston.org/krist-samaritan-center/contact-us.html
Donate To a Cause That Speaks to You
Any donations to Krist Samaritan Center may be designated toward the cause that resonates most in your heart. 
For example:
-A gift of $65 may be applied to sponsor one counseling session for a needy family. 
(Please consider a series of counseling sessions.)
-A gift of $100 may go toward scholarships for Congregational Care training.
-A gift of $250 may be used to underwrite psychological or educational testing for a low-income client.
-A gift of $500 may be designated to purchase new computers and software for technology upgrades, such as electronic medical records.

Donate - http://www.samaritanhouston.org/krist-samaritan-center/make-a-donation.html

We're Near You
Each month, Spirit will shine a spotlight on one of our partnering congregations to show how Krist Samaritan Center offers counseling locations all across the Houston area.   

Located off South Mason Road in west Houston, Living Word Evangelical Lutheran Church offers a counseling location staffed by Valerie Kuykendall-Rogers. 

Living Word Evangelical Lutheran Church
3700 South Mason Road
Katy, Texas 77450
Counselor: Valerie Kuykendall-Rogers, M.Div., MA, LPC-S

To schedule an appointment, please call our main office at 281.480.7554. We'd love to hear from you.

Find a Location Near You. - http://samaritanhouston.org/facilities/locations.html
MindWorks Testing
Asperger Syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder, one of a distinct group of neurological conditions characterized by varying degrees of impairment in language and communication skills, as well as repetitive or restrictive patterns of thought and behavior. At MindWorks Testing, we can help identify if your child is struggling with Asperger syndrome or another developmental disorder. 

Contact us today to see how your child can benefit from a full psychological assessment. 

Learn More - http://www.samaritanhouston.org/mindworks/testing-information.html
Training Laypersons for Ministry
If you are looking to reach a higher level of effectiveness in pastoral care ministry, consider our Training Laypersons for Ministry program. Participants will acquire a stronger identity as a caregiver, will improve their listening skills, and will gain a deeper understanding of grief. 

Training Laypersons for Ministry consists of:
- 6 – 12 participants*
- 12 total seminar hours (6 from orientation and 3 two-hour seminars)
- Presentations of pastoral conversations

* Participants must be actively involved in pastoral care ministry.
For more information about our Congregational Care programs, please contact the Rev. Theodore M. Smith, D.Min. at 281.480.7554 ext. 16 or tsmith@samaritanhouston.org.
At Krist Samaritan Center, our services include:
Counseling - Psychological testing - Psychiatric consultation - Education and training - Congregational Care programs 

For more information, call our main office at 281.480.7554 or visit our website. 

17555 El Camino Real - Houston, Texas 77058 - 281.480.7554 - samaritanhouston.org
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