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Winter Shelter at Former Elks Club to Stay Open Until End of May

The winter overflow shelter, operated by Good Samaritan Haven at the former Elks Club in Montpelier, will extend its seasonal operation and remain open for an extra month to help meet the need for safe shelter in the area. The new closing date is May 31. Good Samaritan Haven Co-Executive Director Rick DeAngelis stated: “We …

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Good Samaritan Haven Preparing for First Wave of Motel Exodus with End of Adverse Weather Exception

APPROXIMATELY 60 PEOPLE IN BARRE DISTRICT WILL NEED TO LEAVE Berlin, VT–Good Samaritan Haven is strategizing on how to best assist approximately 60 area residents who will need to vacate six Washington County motels on Friday, March 15.  The exodus is occurring due to the conclusion of the Adverse Weather Conditions Program, a state initiative …

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Colorful Quilts With Love Project Results in more than 80 quilts for the unhoused this Winter. One of these quilts could be yours!

The Colorful Quilts With Love Project, led by Jane Erickson, is a heartwarming expression of love and kindness. Jane, and other talented quilters from across Vermont and beyond, joined together to make quilts for every Good Sam guest this winter. We couldn’t be more grateful to Jane and everyone who sewed their love into these …

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Good Samaritan Haven to Operate Winter Shelter for the Unhoused at the Elks Club in Montpelier, and expand Street Outreach Team

With cold temperatures and snow settling in, Good Samaritan Haven is expanding their emergency shelter and street outreach services to help house and care for some of the most vulnerable in our community.  On November 13, a portion of the former Elks Club building, set on the outskirts of town on Country Club Road, will …

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Lola Duffort from vtdigger reports on Vermonters who are aging, and unhoused in her story: As Vermont ages, so do many of its unhoused residents

Nearly a fifth of Vermonters experiencing homelessness during the state’s most recent headcount were 55 or older, according to a VTDigger analysis. Advocates say they face daunting risks and challenges. Not too long ago, Valerie Fisher had what she called a “cushy, comfortable life.” The 69-year-old was raised in Northfield, attended Norwich University and even …

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Our Summer Appeal is Underway: We Value our Community of Generous Supporters

Thank you for being part of Good Sam’s response to the unprecedented crisis of homelessness in central Vermont In the last month, we have witnessed firsthand how the motel program closure is affecting individuals and families who have few other options than to camp. We are working tirelessly to come to the aid of as …

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