Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries is located in Bayview, Texas, near Los Fresnos, Texas, in the Rio Grande Valley, about a half-hour’s drive from both Harlingen and Brownsville, Texas. Our ministries are situated on a five-acre campus we call Casa Compasión, or “House of Compassion.” Casa Compasión is home to both refugees paroled to our custody and volunteers who visit us on adult and youth mission trips. Volunteers have built all of our facilities, which include dormitories, bath facilities, a warehouse for emergency food supplies, a kitchen and dining facilities, an office, a caretaker’s cottage, a garage for tools and mowers, an educational building, and a chapel. On the grounds, we offer an outdoor chapel and plenty of yard space for games and picnicking. The Casa Compasión campus hosts adult and youth mission groups who are kept busy with their building projects. For the teens, we leave time for a trip to nearby South Padre Island at the conclusion of their stay with us. Casa Compasión is also used for weekend spiritual retreats for people of all faith backgrounds.
If you are interested in scheduling an event at the Bayview facility, download the information and form here.
If you would like more information about facilities for mission trips, please click here.
Most groups travel to us by car, van or bus. Parking is plentiful. Our ministry is also served by three major airports in Harlingen, Brownsville and McAllen.
Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries is located at 28259 Pereira Compassion Road. Please contact us if you need additional information on directions.