Good Neighbor Alliance was started because there was a gap in the safety net in Sierra Vista assisting homeless men, women and families with children. Pastor J. David Barkley and the members of Sierra Vista United Methodist Church identified this gap and organized GNA to help this undeserved population.
GNA was incorporated as a 501c3 non-profit organization in September 1998. GNA opened the doors of Samaritan Station, our night time residence for those experiencing homelessness in Cochise County, on January 16, 2003. In December 2005 we opened our commercial kitchen to provide meals to our guests and neighbors living on the edge of homelessness. To date we have served over 10,000 meals, through our Community Supported Meal Program.
Since opening, we have been fulfilling our mission daily, proving to be a much needed community asset to those experiencing homelessness in Cochise County.