ST. ALBANS: Officials at the Samaritan House Inc. in St. Albans announced the name of their new director recently. Hannah Rose, a North Hero resident, was chosen by the Board to take the helm of the St. Albans non-profit.
Rose has vast experience in the human services field which includes work for the National Recovery Institute and a four-year period as the Executive Director of the Turning Point Center of Chittenden County. She has specialized in work both with clients who suffer from substance use disorder or other mental health issues and those who have experienced incarceration. Rose also brings a great deal of vocational training experience to Samaritan House Inc., encouraging clients to work to improve their lives via employment.
Samaritan House Inc. operates Tim’s House Emergency Shelter on Kingman Street in St. Albans, a 22-bed overnight facility for adults and families experiencing homelessness. Tim’s House serves Franklin and Grand Isle counties.
Their two case managers assist clients with needs, including housing, mental health services, and employment. A small thrift store is run out of the shelter to offer clothing and household items to clients and community members without significant financial resources. Samaritan House Inc. works closely with a multitude of community partners to ensure client needs are addressed and those who enter the shelter leave with a plan for long-term success.
Rose began at Samaritan House Inc. this week, according to the shelter, to work both with clients and the many community partners who have helped the organization provide shelter and services since 1993.