Our History

A pioneering institution with deep ties to the Boise community.

We are the oldest continually operating organization providing permanent housing to low-income adults in Boise.

The Good Samaritan Home opened its doors in June 1942, serving nine men and women, who may not have had another place to call Home because they were identified as "less fortunate." Our mission remains the same more than 75 years later - we provide one program, one project, one mission: to provide a home for those in need.

Our Mission:

Good Samaritan Home provides affordable housing to seniors, veterans, adults with disabilities, and independent adults of all ages who may have low or fixed incomes. We provide each of our residents with a roof over their heads, a room of their own, three meals a day and a community.

With community support we provide low income housing to seniors, veterans, adults with disabilities as well as adults of all ages who may have low, fixed incomes. For over 75 years we have endeavored to deliver a sense of hope, safety, stability, security, support and a place to call home for our residents.

Our Solution

The Good Samaritan home offers a unique and necessary solution to the tragedy of chronic homelessness in our adult population.

A Permanent Solution, Not Just a Temporary Fix

70% percent of people experiencing homelessness are individual, single adults. The only viable solution to end chronic homelessness is affordable, permanent housing -- and that's exactly what we offer at the Good Samaritan Home.

William, a resident and USMC veteran.


A veteran of the United States Marine Corps

A Unique Approach

By providing a safe, comfortable, and community-oriented home to adults who may have low or fixed incomes, we create the structure necessary for our residents to escape the pitfalls of recurring chronic homelessness and help them to build a better life.

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