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.

Times Argus: Homeless Shelter Fills Motel Vacancy

“In a pandemic-driven move that came together quickly and was executed without any serious issues Sunday night, central Vermont’s only homeless shelter – Good Samaritan Haven – was transplanted from Seminary Street in Barre to the Econo Lodge in Montpelier.” To continue reading about this transition, check out the Times Argus article from March 24th, …

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VPR: Homeless Shelters Scramble for Capacity as COVID-19 Spreads

“State agencies and local shelters are scrambling to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among people experiencing homelessness who may be particularly vulnerable to the disease…DeAngelis said that’s why Good Samaritan, at the behest of the state, moved the 40 people staying at three homeless shelters operated by his organization into an Econolodge in Montpelier that …

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