Transitional Housing

The Samaritan Inn is transitional residential living with supportive services for up to 9 homeless adult men at a time. Men may stay for up to 24 months.

The Inn took its first resident in 1989, and today is one of only a few HUD-approved transitional housing for adult males in the Kanawha Valley. The Inn, a stately 3-story Victorian home-like facility is conveniently located in downtown Charleston, close to bus lines and businesses.

Upon entry, each resident works with staff to establish individualized goals designed to overcome the obstacles to permanent, independent living. Each resident is required to work, and pay a small program fee, maintain his own living area, share the cooking and cleaning responsibilities, participate in a life skills curriculum, substance abuse education, case management, and participate in community volunteer activities.

Samaritan Inn has helped over 600 men transition from homelessness to independent living.

The Samaritan Inn:
•    Provides a safe environment to recover from homelessness.
•    Offers services that permanently change the lives of men who have been homeless.
•    Graduates men who are counted among the productive, independent citizens of our community.
For more information contact W.I. "Bill" Hairston, (304) 546-7786,   


Outreach Services
Outreach Services are available for individuals who are homeless and in need of assistance.  For more information contact Natasha Stout (304) 610-8730 or by email at


Samaritan Inn is always looking for volunteers who enjoy cooking for a large group.  Every Tuesday, volunteers prepare the meals while the residents attend the mandatory Round Table Meeting.  RCCR will provide the food for anyone willing to prepare the meal.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact W.I (Bill) Hairston, (304) 546-7786 or at


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