Our Story

Who we are

Providing the community with programs addressing homelessness as well as alcohol and substance abuse

For those in need...
our door is open

Good Samaritan Shelter first came into existance as a temporary evening shelter in various area churches for the homeless in our community. Under the guidance of the North County Project Group, Good Samaritan Shelter was established in 1987. On January 31, 1988, the 28-bed modular shelter at 406 S. Pine Street began providing services. 

Good Samaritan, Lompoc began as an idea in 2006 when a group of interested parties came together and formed a task force because a detox facility was needed in the Lompoc community. A building was purchased by a group of investors, renovated to Good Samaritan’s specifications, a modular building was installed and landscaping done. In 2007-2008 the building was purchased by Good Samaritan.


We facilitate safe learning spaces

Good Samaritan Shelter provides the community with many programs addressing homelessness as well as alcohol and substance abuse. This nonprofit organization aspires to save lives and improve the health of those in need on the central coast of California. We provide assistance in countless ways – providing shelter, affordable housing, clean & sober living, drug & alcohol treatment, outreach and education within the local community. By partnering with other local supportive service agencies, we are able to provide the highest level of care to those who need it most. Now reaching across two counties, Good Samaritan Shelter is continually expanding its services to better assist those in need.

— Our Mission

To providing an array of programs tailored to match the needs of the local communities in which it serves, We dedicated to transforming the lives of the world’s most vulnerable populations.

— Our Vision

Good Samaritan celebrates and fosters relationships that create wellness and wholeness, in an environment of hope, within every human being.

— Our Commitment

For approximately 30 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.

Meet our Staff

Executive Director

Sylvia Barnard

Chief Financial Officer

Hector Giron

Medical Director

Chelseá Jensen

Director of treatment

Donna Flores


Kirsten Cahoon


Brian Halterman

Human Resources

Annette Cronan

Meet our Board of Directors

Board President

Greg Burtnet

Vice President

Thomas Jenkins


Frank Campo


Jill Stivers


Hans Kardel


Michael Sachs


Shaoling Combs


Michael Camacho-Craft


Michelle Stone



245 E. Inger Drive, Suite  103-B
Santa Maria, CA 93454


Our hours

9:00 AM – 5.00 PM
Monday – Friday

Contact us

Phone: 1 805 346 8185
Email: contact@company.com


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