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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:

Our Mission is to empower people experiencing homelessness in our community to access safe housing and support


We believe:

  • 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:

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 The Lighthouse – 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.


12th Annual Tim’s House Golf Classic

12th Annual Tim’s House Golf Classic

Tim's House 12th Annual Golf Classic was held on Friday, August 16th at Champlain Country Club. A wonderful time was had by all and more than $36,000 was raised for the shelter! Team Colburn won the tournament, though we all felt like winners on such a great day! We...

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11th Annual Tim’s House Golf Classic

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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Samaritan House Inc. never discriminates on the basis of age, gender identity, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital/family status, religion, social status, disability or language. We stand firmly in our belief that housing is a human right, all are welcome at Samaritan House
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