GOOD SAMARITAN HAVEN
A place where people are served with dignity in their time of need
Good Samaritan Haven provides emergency assistance to people experiencing homelessness.
We believe safe housing is a human right. We honor the common humanity and diversity of all people, and are committed to treating each person we help with fairness, dignity, and respect.
All made possible by generous community donations.
Good Samaritan Haven’s Emergency Shelter Program serves hundreds of our homeless neighbors each year. We operate the only homeless shelters in Washington county for adult individuals. Our current facilities are located in Barre, Barre Town, and Montpelier, and we are excited to be opening a new facility in Berlin in spring of 2022.
Many individuals live on the streets, in cars, or are camping. Our street outreach team works to directly connect with these individuals to offer safe shelter opportunities, food, water, and health care. We work closely with local public safety officials and agency partners to help meet our unsheltered population’s needs.
Each evening, at one of our shelter facilities, Good Samaritan Haven offers a nutritious meal. Many meals are home-cooked and provided by community members or churches. We provide for many other basic needs like clothing, help with laundry, and personal hygiene.
Words From The Community
“You played a leading role in saving my life. Thank you for enabling me to attain a level of dignity.”
“You have no idea how much joy you have all brought into my life. I often refer to you as “the cavalry riding in to help.””