Our History

Pulaski County Crisis Center was founded by a group of concerned volunteers. This shelter for battered women and children began in a residential home on Elm Street.

1987
Good Samaritan Resource Center of Pulaski County was founded. Good Samaritan's mission was to provide emergency physical services to those who have needs in our community. Their building was owned by the Tritten family. They gave Good Samaritan use of the building until they were able to buy it in 1991.

1988
Good Samaritan Resource Center of Pulaski County was incorporated and given a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit status. Good Samaritan's programs included a thrift store and a food pantry. In addition they rented freezer space to Waynesville Schools and office space to MOCA.

1991
As the needs increased for the Pulaski County Crisis Center, they were taken under the umbrella of Good Samaritan Resource Center, becoming one of their many programs.

1994
Pulaski County Crisis Center purchased their next location.

2004
Pulaski County Crisis Center changed their name to Genesis: A Place of New Beginnings.

2006
Good Samaritan Resource Center opens a new branch in Richland with a thrift store and food pantry.

2007
Genesis: A Place of New Beginnings breaks ground on a new shelter that will triple their current capacity.

2008
Genesis: A Place of New Beginnings opened their new 9,600 square foot facility located next door to the resource center.

2009
Good Samaritan's Resource Center acquired a new building at 1811 W. Historic Route 66 that houses their emergency resource deparment and food pantry.

2011
Richland thrift store and food pantry relocate to South Chestnut to expand services.

2013
Good Samaritan Resource Center becomes Good Samaritan of the Ozarks.

Richland thrift store and food pantry relocate to 112 W. National Street to expand services.

2017
Genesis: A Place of New Beginnings set up a new crisis text line.

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