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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WCAX: Funding extended for Central Vermont homeless shelter

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) The state is funding a busy warming shelter in Vermont’s capital city for another year. Good Samaritan Haven, a 30-bed homeless shelter in Barre, launched a pilot warming shelter at the Bethany Church in Montpelier last winter. Good Samaritan manager Judy Joy says the 20-bed shelter was full nearly every night from November …

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Vermont’s Annual Count of Homelessness Shows Mixed Results

MONTPELIER, VT – 1,291 Vermonters were found to be literally homeless on a single night in January, an increase of 66 people, or 5%, compared to the 2017 one-day count. The 2018 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count Report, released today by the Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness and the Chittenden County Homeless Alliance, shows an overall increase in homelessness. …

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Times Argus: Homeless shelters seek new funding

By STEPHEN MILLS STAFF WRITER MONTPELIER — Advocates have applied for continued funding for an expansion of homeless services in central Vermont after a successful pilot program last winter.  Officials at the Good Samaritan Haven homeless shelter in Barre have asked the state to continue funding a new shelter with 20 beds in the basement hall …

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VPR: Arctic Blast Tests Capacity Of Vermont’s Homeless Shelters

This week’s extreme weather tested the state’s shelter system for the homeless. Over the past few years, the Agency of Human Services has been moving away from putting up homeless people in motels during the coldest nights of the year. And since 2015, the state has spent about $2.5 million supporting community-run shelters, which offer …

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