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.
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...
Few people plan to stay in a homeless shelter. St. Albans resident Amy Verchereau, 27, didn’t. “You don’t ever think you’re going to get to that point until you do,” she said in an interview Monday. Verchereau had spent four years staying on and off with friends and...
Greetings friends, Please join us on October 7th at 1pm at the Collins-Perley Sports Complex to show your support for Tim's House and to raise money to fight homelessness. Registration starts at 1pm and the walk begins at 2pm. During the registration hour there will...