On Tuesday, December 10th, for the second year in a row, the Attorney General’s Environmental Protection Division spent the day volunteering at the Good Samaritan Haven in Barre.
The Good Samaritan Haven is central Vermont’s only homeless shelter, providing housing and services for people experiencing homelessness in its community. The shelter offers supportive services for all guests including housing and employment assistance, case management and referral services, assistance obtaining mainstream benefits, financial support to lease or maintain a unit and essential good support. Good Samaritan Haven’s Emergency Shelter Program serves approximately 250 of our homeless neighbors each year. The shelter has a thirty bed capacity with 19 male and 11 female beds.
Environmental Protection Division attorneys – and our two fall semester Vermont Law School interns, Ashleigh Angel and Peter Utz – helped the Good Samaritan Haven by sorting donated clothing, cleaning storage areas, hanging seasonal decorations and baking dozens of cookies for the residents. The Environmental Protection Division also volunteered at the Good Samaritan Haven during last year’s holiday season.
We thank the Good Samaritan Haven once again providing us with this opportunity to volunteer in the Central Vermont community. We were happy to help in any way we could, especially at this time of year.
Last modified: December 11, 2019