Please consider making a one-time or recurring donation to Samaritan House to help us continue our mission of helping people experiencing homelessness in Franklin & Grand Isle Counties. As we strive to provide the very best services to our neighbors in need, every dollar is more crucial than ever. Your tax-deductible contribution remains local and goes directly toward improving the lives of people in your community!

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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Your donation can make a huge difference to a local family in need. Donate to a great cause today!

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.


About US

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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5th Annual Walk to End Homelessness

5th Annual Walk to End Homelessness

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...

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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 20 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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