Emergency Shelter

Tim’s House Shelter (a division of Samaritan House, Inc.) offers emergency shelter to homeless families and individuals in Franklin and Grand Isle counties.

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Charitable Events

Attend a Samaritan House or Tim’s House event, and feel good about giving back to the community!

From Street to Stability

Read about Amy’s journey and how Tim’s
House is providing more than just shelter.

Getting Back to Normal

The Samaritan House provides transitional apartments for homeless families of Franklin and Grand Isle counties.


The Samaritan House is a non-profit organization that, through our services, provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, and support services to people without other options within Franklin-Grand Isle Counties.


11th Annual Tim’s House Golf Classic

We are looking forward to another successful year as we celebrate the 11th Annual Tim’s House Golf Classic! Last year we raised nearly $38,000- the most ever, and we're hoping to reach that goal again this year! All proceeds and contributions from this event go...

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About US

 Samaritan House currently has a waiting list of over ONE HUNDRED TWENTY HUMAN BEINGS.   We have dozens of children included on that list. This is a tragedy for those we are unable to serve and our community.  Now that winter is upon us and the temperatures are...

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Samaritan House, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides shelter and housing services to individuals and families in Franklin and Grand Isle counties.

Located at 24 Kingman Street in the historic downtown St. Albans, Vermont, our shelter, Tim’s House, began providing services in 1993 with the help of area churches, businesses, schools, community organizations, and other community members that recognized the need for the programs we offer.

Tim’s House, a transitional housing center and a division of Samaritan House Inc., was named after Timothy Joseph Bovat. Bovat, a life-long Franklin County, Vermont resident passed away in February 2000 from a traumatic brain injury while doing what came naturally to him, serving others. He served his community through the Franklin County Regional Chamber of Commerce, The Rotary, The Court Diversion Program, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Martha’s Kitchen and other programs.

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