About Good Samaritan Haven

“Good Samaritan Haven is a place where people are served with dignity in their time of need.”

Good Samaritan Haven provides shelter, food, and welcome to persons in need. At the heart of Good Samaritan Haven’s mission is recognizing value in every human being. By welcoming our guests open-heartedly, we seek to overcome barriers of race, class, and privilege and build a caring and supportive community together.

Our Emergency Shelter Program offers a range of basic housing opportunities ranging from low-barrier shelter in winter only to longer term transitional opportunities. A wide range of case management services are also provided to help guests gain employment, apply for benefits, engage in treatment, and find stable housing. We work closely with public safety officials, service organizations, and faith communities in central Vermont.

In 2020, with funds from the City of Montpelier, Good Samaritan Haven initiated a street outreach program to connect with people who are living on the streets, in cars, or are camping.

OUR MISSION

Good Samaritan Haven provides emergency shelter and support services, and offers stability, safety, and hope for people experiencing homelessness.

OUR VISION

Everyone has access to safe and supportive housing within a caring community.

OUR VALUES

  • We believe safe housing is a human right.
  • We honor the common humanity and diversity of all people, and are committed to treating them with fairness, dignity, and inclusiveness.
  • We believe the solutions to homelessness and other systemic barriers emerge from a robust community partnership and collaboration.
  • We believe in meeting people where they are, and addressing their needs as they define them.
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