Homelessness Awareness Day Gratitude Story and Poetry

“Homelessness”By Poet & Homelessness Advocate Jacob Folger Homeless MorningHomeless Noon and NightI am alone, fear gripping meAs I fight this fight. Cardboard for my bedTrash bag for my headNo future home in sight‘Move on’, the land owner says.  Sleeping rough.Boy, it’s tough.My days, no job to doI have no purpose, where oh where am I …

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Testimony on Homelessness Awareness Day 2023

Testimony of Good Samaritan Haven Co-Executive Director Rick DeAngelis, Washington County   January 18, 2023 For the record, my name is Richard DeAngelis and I am the Co-Executive Director of the Good Samaritan Haven or Good Sam for short. We provide shelter and services to individual adults experiencing homelessness in Washington County. Over 30 years ago, …

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Thank You Welcome Center Donors & Partners

On August 11, 2022 Good Sam hosted a grand opening celebration to acknowledge and honor the partners and donors who made the Welcome Center vision a reality. The following is a list of some of the many organizations, financial supporters, and communities who helped make it happen…

Good Sam Welcome Center Opening Celebration a Success!

Good Samaritan Haven, in partnership with Vermont Housing & Conservation Board (VHCB), Downstreet Housing & Community Development (Downstreet), and many other community supporters, celebrated the grand opening of the Good Sam Welcome Center, an 18-room, 35-bed emergency shelter for people experiencing homelessness in central Vermont on Thursday, August 11. The event was attended by Welcome …

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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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