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. The Samaritan Inn offers round-the-clock shelter to any homeless man who would like a safe place to rest, as well as a refuge that offers redirection from some of the challenges he’s faced.

In 2023, we offered 19,248 nights of shelter to over 500 homeless men. Each 24-hour period of shelter costs $44.26 and includes three nutritious meals, clean linens, well-kept guest showers, and access to a guest laundry room.

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