Samaritan House Inc. is a non-profit organization providing emergency shelter and support services to people experiencing homelessness in Franklin-Grand Isle Counties.
Our Mission is to empower people experiencing homelessness in our community to access safe housing and support
- Safe housing is a human right
- In respecting the dignity of everyone we serve
- In approaching our work with clients and in our community with compassion, empathy and a generous spirit
- In communicating clearly, inclusively and honestly
- In creating a trusting and confidential environment
- In working in partnership with our clients, our neighbors and our social networks
Our Vision is that every single person in our community has access to safe housing
Samaritan House, Inc. began serving people experiencing homelessness in Franklin & Grand Isle Counties in 1993. Based in St. Albans, VT, Samaritan House Inc. operates Tim’s House – an emergency shelter for families and individuals experiencing homelessness – and Hoehl House – a shelter for people aged 50+. Our dedicated Direct Services Team supports our clients by providing housing case management and coordination with other vital services en route to safe, affordable, stable housing. Thanks to the support of local churches, businesses, foundations and individuals, Samaritan House Inc. continues to make a vital difference in our community.
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.
Please join us on Sunday, October 17th for our 2nd annual A Walk In Their Shoes
We can't wait to see everyone once again for our favorite day of the year: the 14th Annual Tim's House Golf Classic! Please join us on August 20th, 2021 at beautiful Champlain Country Club for a day of golf, food and fun in support of Tim's House. You can find the...
Needed Items (Spring 2021) We accept donations of the following items at the Samaritan House offices between 9AM and 5PM on weekdays. Thank you for your generous support! -Deodorant, body wash, shampoo (new and unopened, please) -Diapers (all sizes) -Trash bags (13...