The Good Samaritan Haven is an emergency shelter, and no one with a legitimate need will be turned away who has not been previously barred. Individuals and families with children can be accommodated. Minors must be accompanied by an adult, and be supervised at all times.
The Good Samaritan Haven is located at 105 North Seminary Street in Barre, Vermont. Our phone number is (802)479-2294.
Hours of admittance are from 7 p.m. (6 p.m. in winter months) until 9 p.m. First time visitors may come to the shelter at any time when the shelter is open (7 p.m. – 7 a.m.) and a confidential intake interview will be conducted.
Guests must depart by 7 a.m. and may not return to the premises until 15 minutes before opening. Current guests must check in before 9 p.m. each evening to be admitted. Once admitted, guest may not leave the premises without prior permission from the staff or volunteer.
Guests and volunteers are to treat each other with courtesy and respect. No threatened or actual abuse of any kind will be tolerated.
Guests are expected to help with dinner preparations, cleaning and maintenance. Each guest must clean his/her own area and make their bed daily.
Smoking is not permitted on GSH property.
No weapons, alcohol, unauthorized drugs, or pets are allowed on the premises.
Guests are required to take a shower. Showers are to be taken anytime after the shelter opens in the evening until 11 p.m., and in the morning between 5 a.m. – 6 a.m. No showers are permitted after 6 a.m.
A washer and dryer is available for use. Donated clothing may also be available if needed.
Telephones are available for brief calls. Long distance calls must be collect.
Each guest is responsible for his/her own medications.
Guests may not use the kitchen or take food from the refrigerator without permission of the volunteer. Guests may not cook without making arrangements with the staff.
Guests may have visitors between opening and 9 p.m. only with the permission of the volunteer or staff. Visitors must be over 18 unless accompanied by parent or guardian.
Guests must be in their rooms by 11 p.m. with lights out and must not disturb the sleep of others during sleeping hours. Children under 12 must be in bed by 9 p.m.
GSH assumes no liability or responsibility for personal items. Items left behind will be disposed of after one week.
Guests seeking housing must meet with the Operations Manager within three days of arrival to set personal goals as terms for continued stay at the Shelter.