A place where people are served with dignity in their time of need

Good Samaritan Haven provides emergency assistance to people experiencing homelessness.

Homelessness Emergency Support Fund

The Homelessness Emergency Support Fund is a special appeal to the community to provide life-supporting assistance in response to the end of the state-funded motel program. Learn more about this initiative here.

To donate to the emergency fund on our website, go to our donate page and write “Emergency Fund” in the comments section of the donation form. Checks can be mailed to: Good Samaritan Haven, PO Box 1104, Barre, VT 05641

Good Sam’s
2022 Gratitude Report

We proudly present our 2022 accomplishments. Together, we helped provide safe shelter and a continuum of care for hundreds of our neighbors in need.

Good Sam Garden & Grounds

Our staff and guests are working on a garden at the Welcome Center. If you would like to volunteer your time and skills, please let us know.

Washington Co. Continuum of Care Report

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.

Our Programs

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.

Food Program

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.”

– Troy

“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.””

– Patty

Need Shelter?

CALL 802-479-2294

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