Good Samaritan Haven is a Vermont nonprofit that provides emergency assistance to people experiencing homelessness

Nearly a fifth of Vermonters experiencing homelessness during the state’s most recent headcount were 55 or older, according to a VTDigger analysis. Advocates say they face daunting risks and challenges.

The winter overflow shelter, operated by Good Samaritan Haven at the former Elks Club in Montpelier, will extend its seasonal operation and remain open for an extra month to help meet the need for safe shelter in the area. The new closing date is May 31.

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.

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.

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.

Each evening, at one of our shelter facilities, Good Samaritan Haven offers a nutritious meal. Many 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.”

“In recognition of your goodness, loving hands, and many acts of kindness, we are pleased to make a donation.'”

Need Shelter?

CALL 802.479.2294

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