Samaritan House

Samaritan House

What we do

Samaritan House provides emergency shelter and support services to people experiencing homelessness in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties. Our Mission is to empower people experiencing homelessness in our community to access safe housing and support.

If you or someone you care about is in need of emergency shelter or housing support, please give us a call today at 802 527 0847. 

Our services

  • Tim's House Emergency Shelter: Located above our Kingman Street offices in St. Albans, the shelter can host 16 individuals. Tim's House provides guests with a private bedroom and access to a shared kitchen/living room/bathroom. We serve individuals (18+) experiencing homelessness in the Franklin/Grand Isle area and offer accommodation for those with disabilities.

    Those who stay in our shelter also receive the support of an experienced Housing Advocate. Housing Advocates, also known as case managers, help guests find affordable, stable housing and help with any barriers impeding the housing search (access to benefits, health care, mental health services, substance misuse, etc.). Case managers can continue to work with clients even after they move out of the shelter to provide additional support.
  • Support Services: Our Housing Advocates work in close coordination with other CVOEO programs and community partners to ensure all of the clients’ needs are met, so they are successful not just in finding housing, but in maintaining the stability needed to remain housed.
  • Additional Services: In addition to the emergency shelter and affiliated case management services, Samaritan House strives to serve all those in need in our community. We have a supply of new hygiene items, camping gear, and household goods that are provided to those in need. People without a stable home are also welcome to visit us during business hours to take a hot shower or do a load of laundry. We also connect community members with other local service providers who may be able to offer further assistance.


Samaritan House 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. Certain types of criminal history may require us to help you find shelter somewhere other than our main facility, but our supportive services are available to everyone in need.

Give to Samaritan House

One of the most useful ways you can support our organization is through a monetary donation. Keeping the shelter operational is expensive (the average cost to shelter one person for one night is more than $50) and the outreach we do in the community adds to that cost significantly. Your support is crucial in helping us continue service to our community.


Contact Us
Samaritan House
20 Kingman Street
St. Albans, VT

Business Hours
Mon-Fri 8:00AM-4:30PM

802 527 0847

Ben Kaufmann – Program Director (ext. 140)

Erin Davis – Associate Director (ext. 320)