About Good Samaritan Haven

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

Good Samaritan Haven is Washington County’s only homeless shelter, providing housing and services for people experiencing homelessness in our community.

Good Samaritan Haven is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that offers short-term, emergency shelter to adults experiencing homelessness in Central Vermont. The organization operates four facilities with seventy-seven shelter beds. The Emergency Shelter Program provides basic needs such as food, clothing, toiletries, and laundry for all guests free of charge through generous community donations. 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.

The shelter offers supportive services for all guests including housing and employment assistance, case management and referral services, assistance obtaining mainstream benefits, financial support to lease or maintain a unit, and essential goods support. Good Samaritan Haven’s PATH (Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness) Program provides services to those experiencing homelessness with serious mental illness and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder.


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


Good Samaritan Haven is a leader in the systematic and coordinated response to address and end homelessness.


  • Good Samaritan Haven is a place where people are treated with dignity, compassion, and respect during their time of need.
  • Good Samaritan Haven is an advocate for people experiencing homelessness.
  • Good Samaritan Haven will work with urgency to reduce homelessness in Central Vermont.
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