Good Samaritan Project, Inc.
3030 Walnut Street
Kansas City MO 64108-3811
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 561-8784
Mission Statement
A regional healthcare leader and influencer, Good Samaritan Project provides inclusive, holistic, and integrated health and wellness services to individuals affected by HIV & other STIs, LGBTQ communities, and those seeking a welcoming and affirming health and community center. 
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Caroline Huffman
Board Chair Mr. Gabriel G. Zorogastua
Board Chair Company Affiliation Polsinelli
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1984
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement
A regional healthcare leader and influencer, Good Samaritan Project provides inclusive, holistic, and integrated health and wellness services to individuals affected by HIV & other STIs, LGBTQ communities, and those seeking a welcoming and affirming health and community center. 
Background Statement

Good Samaritan Project was founded in 1984 in response to the AIDS epidemic in Kansas City, when the stigma of AIDS and homophobia were so pervasive that many with the disease could not find care. Ostracized by families and regarded as pariahs by employers, co-workers, landlords, and health providers, many people faced sickness and death with the real prospect they might die alone and abandoned.

Diagnosis often came in the latter stages of the disease when the need for medical and social service was very high. In these difficult times, GSP organized a support network of trained volunteers to be available around the clock. Volunteers escorted clients to medical and social services offices to advocate for them so they would be served. They provided companionship, respite care, chore services, and even pet setting. At death, they helped partners and families arrange memorial services and cope with the loss. In the 1990s, GSP added professional staff and began offering care and preventive services throughout the metropolitan area. 

Today, people are still dying from AIDS, but GSP's effort is also aimed at helping people live with their illness. Once almost an exclusive a white male disease, HIV/AIDS has come to include new populations, minorities, women, and youth. The staff composition and programs at GSP closely reflect these changes. 
The number of Kansas City residents who are HIV positives is estimated at 5,700 and growing. GSP’s staff is ethnically diverse; persons of color represent a significant portion of those receiving care and prevention services. Current services include case management, HIV/STI testing, mental health counseling, emergency assistance, preventive education, and volunteer services to assist clients in need. Services are offered in English and Spanish. GSP organizes HIV/AIDS programs in concert with many public and private funders and more than 100 community organizations. Volunteers—over 100 of them—continue to play a key role by helping clients, promoting awareness and raising funds for HIV care.
Impact Statement
2016 Accomplishments:
GSP provides Care Management services to one-in-six people living with HIV in our region. Of the 650 clients we serve, 91% are virally-suppressed, compared to 83% of all people living with HIV who are case-managed through a Ryan White-funded program. By helping this population achieve and maintain viral suppression, GSP has helped to not only improve the health outcomes of this population, we’ve helped to reduce new infections in our region.
Due to the dedication and commitment of our skilled Care Management staff, the department scored 90% on our most recent client satisfaction survey.
The Prevention Department tested, counseled and educated nearly 20,000 people throughout an eleven-county region. GSP prevention outreach engages members of the target community to facilitate programs that are relevant to that population. This allows GSP to easily move within the community without fear of shunning or ostracizing individuals who use our services and allows GSP to return to the community for future prevention outreach. Of those 20,000 people, 11.2% of specimens tested positive for STIs and 0.8% tested positive for HIV. For people who test positive for HIV/STDs, our prevention outreach staff are able to link them to care and other services provided through GSP.
Needs Statement
  1. We are actively seeking volunteers who want to provide support to persons affected by HIV/AIDS, or who want to work on events and/or fundraising activities which will benefit the agency.
  2. We are looking for parent groups that would like to learn more about HIV and sexually transmitted infections to be better prepared for sexual health discussions with their children. 
  3. Red Ribbon Society members that will make monthly contributions to help continue our mission to serve those in Kansas City affected by HIV/AIDS.
  4. GSP will be piloting its FLAVOR! fundraiser in Fall 2017 and will require volunteers and donors to help support the success of the event. 
Service Categories
Human Services
Health Support
Youth Development Programs
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
MO - Clay County
MO - Platte County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
MO - Liberty
MO - Ray County
KS - Leavenworth County
MO - Cass County
MO - Lafayette
MO - Clinton
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement GSP continues to experience changes in our programming and staff, but our commitment to those whom we serve has stayed the same. "Through its comprehensive array of programming and support, GSP will demonstrate innovative and effective leadership and will reduce the rate of infection, provide support to help infected and affected people sustain a good quality of life, and develop a strong connection and relationship with individuals living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, focusing on awareness, education and prevention."
Description Provide face-to-face case management to persons living with HIV/AIDS with health care, psychosocial services, and other support. The process begins with a needs assessment and development of plan of care agreed upon by the client. Progress on the plan is closely tracked by case management staff. Clients may receive case management services at any time during their disease process and may access care as long as needed.
Program Budget $414,650.00
Category Health Care, General/Other Health Care, General/Other
Population Served People/Families of People with HIV/AIDS, ,
Short-Term Success Clients remain engaged in case management and improve their well being by making progress on their plan of care. Clients access care as appropriate. Clients begin to exercise self-management.
Long-Term Success HIV positive individuals learn to manage their chronic health condition and maintain their drug treatment regimen. They take adequate precautions to reduce their risk of re-infection, and they protect others from being infected.
Program Success Monitored By
Clients progress is monitored against the following benchmarks:
  1. Clients see their doctor regularly to monitor HIV status;
  2. Clients complete annual needs assessment to update the plan of care;
  3. Clients adopt at least one goal in the plan of care.
Examples of Program Success Clients reduce the number or frequency of hospitalizations. Clients are empowered to manage their health and life, and they live longer and at the highest level of independence their disability allows.
Description GSP's menu of client services includes mental health counseling, volunteer services to clients, and client-focused special events. Through counseling, clients learn coping skills for dealing with the stigma of HIV/AIDS and the stress of managing a chronic illness. Helpful volunteers offer clients friendship and practical services that improve quality of life.
Program Budget $311,003.00
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Outpatient Mental Health Treatment
Population Served People/Families of People with HIV/AIDS, ,
Short-Term Success
Short-term successes are as diverse as the client and the program activity.
  1. Clients receive quick assistance with needs, such as household chore or ride to the pharmacy. An isolated client who is matched with volunteer buddy who provides companionship.
  2. Persons who engaged in unprotected sex are able to learn their STD/HIV status through GSP's walk-in testing program. They get counseling to reduce risk in the future.
  3. Those testing positive are drawn into care and treatment and learn to not infect others.
  4. HIV positive men and women in crisis receive mental health counseling to cope with their illness and other life stressors.
Long-Term Success Those affected by HIV/AIDS will have an improved quality of life.
Program Success Monitored By
Client services have outcomes and monitoring specific to the service. 
  1. Mental health providers monitor client progress using the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) tool.
  2. Those tested for STD/HIV are served promptly, courteously and obtain results on time. All positives receive post counseling and linkage to treatment.
  3. Volunteers are trained and certified and provide periodic feedback on satisfaction and service delivery. 
Examples of Program Success Thursdays with Robert... Robert, who has lived with AIDS for 20 years won't forget the day he met Maria a volunteer buddy from Good Samaritan. Maria was so nervous she couldn't stop talking, he recalls. They soon became close friends, meeting most Thursdays for lunch at a Mexican restaurant of Kansas City's Westside. Maria learned of Robert's lifetime interest in photography and began encouraging him to give it a try. Overtime, he purchased a camera, then a better camera, and computer setup to edit digital photos. He specialized in candid shots and nature subjects. Maria, who is a gallery curator, arranged for a solo show of Robert's work. At the show, observing Robert's profound sense of accomplishment, Maria was moved to tears. This time the two of them sat for a long time without feeling the need to say a single word.

Good Samaritan Project (GSP) provides comprehensive, culturally appropriate education and outreach services, for the prevention of HIV/STIs, to at-risk men, women and youth. Targeted populations include HIV infected persons, gay and bisexual males, intravenous drug users, sex partners of HIV-infected persons, individuals exhibiting high-risk behaviors and high-risk heterosexuals. Prevention staff members promote HIV/STI awareness, educate community members regarding transmission/prevention and safer behavior practices, and examining client thought processes for engaging in high risk and sexual behaviors. Programs include HIV prevention outreach, education/information, individual and group activities, condom distribution, and HIV/STI testing are conducted onsite and offsite in various community settings. 

Program Budget $359,453.00
Category Health Care, General/Other Preventive Health
Population Served At-Risk Populations, ,
Short-Term Success
  1. High-risk individuals learn modes of HIV transmission, barriers to infection, and partner negotiation/refusal skills needed to protect themselves.
  2. The number of high-risk individuals receiving STD and/or HIV testing increases significantly.
Long-Term Success
  1. Those vulnerable to HIV infection adopt risk-reduction behaviors.
  2. The stigma of AIDS is reduced and HIV testing is commonplace.
  3. The number of new HIV infections shows a marked decline.
  4. The incidence of common STIs, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea and HPV, begin to decline, especially among youth 15-24. 
Program Success Monitored By
  1. Pre- and post-tests are administered to all workshop participants to measure effectiveness of training.
  2. The total number of men, women and youth engaged in outreach and education annually.
  3. The number of Community Partner organizations recruited by GSP to host workshops and testing for youth, in partnerships with youth-focused groups such as Passages and LIKEME Lighthouse. 
Examples of Program Success
  1. About 4,000 youth will participate in HIV/STI prevention workshops. 
  2. Youth are learning to protect themselves from infection and/or reinfection.
  3. Many young people, ages 13 to 29, are being treated who did not know they were infected.
CEO Comments The management team is responsible for implementing departmental and programmatic strategic plans, as well as for monitoring the progress of programs and front-line staff delivering services. The management team— Chief Advancement Officer, Director of Case Management, and Director of Prevention Services—meets twice monthly with the Chief Executive Officer. The agency periodically reviews programs and client needs to ensure proper alignment with our mission and vision, as well as our presence in the community. 
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Caroline Huffman
Term Start Mar 2017
Experience Ms Caroline Huffman earned her Masters of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh, and her Masters in Education at East Texas A&M University. She has an impressive record of nonprofit service to organizations such as the Livestrong Foundation, Hospice Austin and Vitera Healthcare Solutions. Caroline succeeds outgoing CEO, David Schlomer who retired in January of 2017 following 18 years' service with the organization. 
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
Mr. David Schlomer Jan 2006 - Jan 2017
Mr. Jimmy R. Woodcock Feb 2006 - Nov 2007
Senior Staff
Title Director of Case Management
Title Manager of Prevention Services
Title Chief Advancement Officer
Paid Full-Time Staff 22
Paid Part-Time Staff 0
Volunteers 15
Paid Contractors 2
Retention Rate 75%
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Kansas City, Missouri Health Department (HIV care services/testing and counseling), Truman Medical Centers (primary care clinic development, case management, and prevention outreach), SAVE, Inc. (housing and case management referrals)and Kansas City CARE Clinic (case management). In addition, GSP operates a network of 75 youth-serving organizations, called Community Partners, that host STI/HIV workshops and testing events for youth. In all, GSP collaborates annually with more than 100 public and private agencies and community groups.
Human Rights AwardCounseling Association2004
Philly AwardCouncil on Philanthropy2005
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Gabriel G. Zorogastua
Company Affiliation Polsinelli
Term June 2017 to June 2018
Board Co-Chair
Board Co-Chair Mr. Charles Everson
Company Affiliation Peoples Bank
Term June 2016 to June 2019
Board Members
Mr. Patrick L. Cooke ACS Electronics Systems
Mr. Ryan Cox Truman Medical Center
Mr. Charles Everson Peoples Bank
Mr. Larry Lavigne
Mr. William Maher US Bank
Ms. Stephanie Martin CBIZ MHM LLC
Ms. Laura McQuade Planned Parenthood Great Plains
Ms. Elizabeth O'Neill University of Kansas
Mr. Daniel Volin
Mr. G. Gabriel Zorogastua
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 65%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Board Governance
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
CEO Comments The Board of Directors establishes policies that outline how Good Samaritan Project operates in meeting its mission. The board is involved in long-range strategic planning with staff and is responsible for monitoring the plan once the board has approved it. Day-to-day management of the organization is the responsibility of the CEO who ensures that the plan is implemented. Each year, the agency's strategic plan, including programs and services, is reviewed and revised by the management and program staff and reviewed and approved by the Board. Progress is tracked and measured quarterly. The Volunteer Fundraising Team meets independently of the Board and its co-chair is a liaison to the Board. This group plans and conducts fundraising activities for the agency.
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $1,283,462
Projected Expenses $1,198,858
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2015, 2014, 2013: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$635,111$712,027$727,144
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$0$196$511
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$9,805$52,960$60,456
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$13,895
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$899,412$1,076,908$856,149
Administration Expense$173,945$189,352$213,483
Fundraising Expense$107,803$58,300$60,708
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.281.140.99
Program Expense/Total Expenses76%81%76%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue10%6%6%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$742,198$441,000$328,175
Current Assets$715,198$400,201$277,625
Long-Term Liabilities$0$37,337$139,908
Current Liabilities$183,400$171,573$144,594
Total Net Assets$558,798$232,090$43,673
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities3.902.331.92
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%8%43%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Anonymous $623,373 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Anonymous $68,338 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Anonymous $58,800 --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments

Good Samaritan Project (GSP) continues to diversify its funding sources in order to ultimately expand its services. In addition to applying for a multitude of federal and private grants, GSP continues to revitalize its annual events in order to maintain relevance and elicit interest among new followers who have not previously been engaged with GSP's services or events.

Organization Name Good Samaritan Project, Inc.
Address 3030 Walnut Street
Kansas City, MO 641083811
Primary Phone (816) 561-8784
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Caroline Huffman
Board Chair Mr. Gabriel G. Zorogastua
Board Chair Company Affiliation Polsinelli
Year of Incorporation 1984