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.
Running a homeless shelter is one of the most inspiring jobs out there. It’s complex, eye-opening, heartbreaking, and heart-expanding all in the same beat.
It’s fair to say that Good Samaritan Haven is a modest organization in scale and material resources, yet we have a tremendously important purpose.
This report aims to uncover the root causes of homelessness in central Vermont.
We believe 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.
Emergency Shelter Program
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 Berlin, Barre, and Barre Town.
Street Outreach Program
Many individuals live on the streets, in cars, or camp in the woods. 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.
Support Services & Basic 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.””