Samaritan Inn Shelter

The Samaritan Inn shelter opened in 1988, as a collaboration between five downtown churches: First Presbyterian, First Baptist on Fifth, Centenary United Methodist, St. Paul’s Episcopal and Augsburg Lutheran. Today Samaritan serves homeless men who need safe, temporary shelter for a maximum of 90 days. All shelter guests are referred to appropriate agencies for further assistance with medical care, job training, temporary housing and other needs. In 2021, Samaritan provided 13,444 nights of shelter to 300 different men. The shelter was at reduced capacity to maintain social distancing due to COVID-19 adjustments. Providing shelter, along with breakfast and dinner costs $66.70 per guest, per night.

For information on volunteering in the Shelter, click here.

If you’re a guest in our shelter and want to know how your personal information is used, click here.

"It's a blessing that there are avenues to give the homeless a home, and to let them know life has a lot more to offer."

Rev. Roy Blake, Shelter Volunteer