The mission of Good Samaritan Shelter agency is to provide

emergency, transitional and support services to the homeless and those in recovery throughout the greater Santa Maria Valley and Central Coast.

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We are Hiring!

We are currently looking to fill multiple open positions across Santa Barbara County. If you are interested in becoming part of the Good Samaritan team you can Apply Here.


Our Commitment

For approximately 27 years, Good Samaritan Shelter has focused on its commitment to provide emergency, transitional and affordable housing with support services to the homeless and those in recovery throughout the Central Coast. The passion of its managers, screeners, overnight hosts, food handlers, community, and the Board of Directors have given Good Samaritan an invaluable reputation for service and concern to the needy. By providing an array of programs tailored to match the needs of the local communities in which it serves, Good Samaritan shelter is transforming the lives of the world’s most vulnerable populations.



Providing Shelter for men, women, and children with a hot evening meal. Providing over 500 bed-nights and 1,600 meal a week with help from local businesses and organizations.


Providing safe a safe and protected residential environment for clients suffering from withdrawal symptoms who are unable to build a clean and sober foundation on their own.


Providing supportive services to those who are unable to attain sobriety independently, providing one-on-one counseling, drug and alcohol education, and long-term aftercare.


Providing positive parenting techniques, substance abuse education, and assistance with family and domestic violence issues with a number of programs.


Providing public benefit assistance as well as case management. Helping with finacial management as well as substance abuse wellness and recovery.


Providing clean and sober living homes for men and women in recovery. A warm family environment for those who wish to maintain their sobriety.

Support us and change the course of a life today!

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