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 case ...

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Memorial Service for GSH Guests

Memorial Video from Tony Campos on Vimeo.

Please join us in honoring the life and memory of three members of our community who passed away this spring. Memorial service given by Reverend Carl Hilton-VanOsdall of First Presbyterian Church in Barre, VT.

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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. https://vimeo.com/405626264

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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. https://youtu.be/RbNUuN69A-I

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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, 2020. The shuttle donate by Montpelier Senior Activity Center who transported our guests from the shelters in Barre and Montpelier to the Econolodge.

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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 had recently been closed. 'So it took a tremendous amount of effort to make that happen, and in fact, we were successful,' DeAngelis said." To read more about how our guests are handling the "stay at ...

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COVID-19 Message from GSH Director

Good Samaritan Haven's COVID-19 response from Good Samaritan Haven on Vimeo.

Hello I’m Rick DeAngelis, Director of the Good Samaritan Haven. I want to give you - our family of supporters, an update on how COVID-19 is impacting our work and ask you to consider making a donation to help. But before I do that, I want to express my sincere desire that you and your loved ...

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Montpelier High School Cares!

Bob Powell and Destiney Roberts, Montpelier High School students, built and donated this adirondack chair and stool for Good Sam's 3rd Annual Local Solutions to End Homelessness Gala on September 20,2019. MHS and MSMS Teacher Jason Miles can be counted on to support Good Sam through donations like this and in previous years giving proceeds from sold Crafter's Edge items.We are so grateful for their support!

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2018 Good Samaritan Haven Impact Report

WCAX: Funding extended for Central Vermont homeless shelter

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 to April.

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