Good Samaritan Haven

Good Sam Moves to a Co-Leadership Model

Julie Bond has joined Rick DeAngelis as co-executive director of Good Samaritan Haven. Good Sam provides emergency shelter and support services, offering stability, safety, and hope for people experiencing homelessness. DeAngelis, a long-time affordable housing and community development professional, has served as executive director of Good Sam since March 2020. Prior, he was on the …

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2021 Gratitude Report

Because our community cares so much about our unsheltered neighbors, Good Sam has a lot of news to share! Read more about how you’ve helped improve–and even save–lives in our first official Gratitude Report since Good Sam’s beginning. Thank you for sustaining Good Sam for more than 35 years so we can provide emergency shelter …

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Good Sam Lawson’s Finest Sunshine Fund Recipient for January

From January 1 through 15, customer donations at Lawson’s Finest will benefit Good Samaritan Haven, a central Vermont nonprofit that provides emergency shelter and services to people experiencing homelessness. Customers are encouraged to visit the Lawson’s Finest Liquids taproom to enjoy a hearty brew, delicious fare, great music and excellent customer service. Lawson’s Finest launched …

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Vermont Viewpoint on WDEV

Good Sam Executive Director Rick DeAngelis joined Guest Host Pat MacDonald on Christmas Eve to talk about how he got started helping people experiencing homelessness, and the work Good Sam does today to provide shelter and services to individuals in Washington County. Rick begins around minute 42:00. Enjoy!

A Story of Hope: Please Keep Good Sam in Mind this Holiday Season

Dear Friends, I want to share a story about a woman who knows how it feels “to lose everything.” Twenty years ago, Gloria (name changed for privacy) was “running the streets.” She had given up custody of her two young sons. Struggling with substance abuse, she slept on park benches, in cardboard boxes, even on …

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Good Samaritan New Owner of Twin City Motel: Upgraded and Critically Needed Housing Secured for Area Homeless

On August 27, 2021, Good Samaritan Haven finalized its purchase of the Twin City Motel on the Barre-Montpelier Road in Berlin. The property will now be known as “Good Sam at Twin City.” The motel complex buildings are the first buildings Good Sam has acquired since buying its initial shelter in 1985. In addition to providing …

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11/10/20 COVID-19 Update

The safety of our guests and staff is paramount. On Sunday we learned that one of our GSH staff members tested positive for COVID-19.  Under the guidance of the Vermont Department of Health, we are taking the steps necessary to help prevent any additional guests or staff members from being infected. Those who may have been exposed are presently in quarantine, awaiting test results, and our facilities have been sanitized.  Although central Vermont’s COVID …

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Thank you Barr Hill!!!

Looking for a little happiness on this cold rainy day? Check out E.D. Rick DeAngelis accepting Barr Hill by Caledonia Spirit’s awesome donation of six gallons of hand sanitizer! What a community this is! We are so so grateful.

Interview by Well Told Films

Last week Kristin Cantu, a local filmmaker at Well Told Films based in Montpelier, interviewed our Executive Director, Rick DeAngelis about the situation with Good Samaritan Haven. You can visit Well Told Films website to watch the interview or check out the YouTube video of it below.

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