News Release — UVM Medical Center Oct. 12, 2017 Contact: Michael Carrese The University of Vermont Medical Center Media Relations desk: (802) 847-0368 cell: (802) 324-8166 [email protected] UVMHealth.org/MedCenter Innovative “population health” program also improved services for housing-insecure patients Highlights § More than $1 million saved in cost of care § Model combines temporary housing with […]
The Committee on Temporary Shelter in Burlington is dropping the case managers who help homeless families get long-term help. A smaller number of new positions will focus on short-term needs.
News Release — Burlington DSA Sept. 1, 2017 Contact: James Richmond Organizing Committee Burlington DSA [email protected] btvdsa.org facebook.com/btvdsa twitter.com/btvdsa Housing and healthcare are human rights Burlington, VT — The Burlington chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), the largest socialist organization in the United States, condemns the August 28 City Council resolution which singles out the […]
The two-pronged approach includes new efforts to support homeless people as well as potential criminal penalties for repeated “quality of life” violations such as public drunkenness.
Children who are homeless are vulnerable to experience many complicating issues that impact their physical and emotional health.
Officials are mulling steps to address violent and unruly behavior that some say is driven by the homeless. The ideas include criminalizing repeated instances of things like public drunkenness.
The $34 million is the most state money the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board has received from a single bond since its inception in the 1980s.
Human Services Secretary Al Gobeille said departments generally are not allowed to spend more than the Legislature budgeted, but that the administration is allowing it in this situation.
Some of the units will be for patients leaving the hospital. “People may be living in a tent or some other makeshift dwelling. The hospital can’t release people somewhere like that,” says one person involved.
Town officials say they won’t try to enact a ban due to free-speech concerns. But they are looking at other possible solutions including an outreach team and a jobs program.
News Release — ANEW Place May 19, 2017 Contact: Kevin Pounds 802.862.9879 x1001 89 North St, Burlington, VT 05401 [email protected] ANEW Place is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has appointed Kevin Pounds as Executive Director. Pounds replaces Valerie Brosseau at the helm of ANEW Place, a community-based nonprofit with a mission to […]
Advocates will take to tents to dramatize new state numbers that report a rising problem.
Part of the credit is going to a number of projects to convert failing motels into permanent or transitional housing with on-site medical and social services.
News Release — Merchants Bank February 15, 2017 Contact: Anita Bourgeois Merchants Bank, 275 Kennedy Drive, S. Burlington, VT 05403 802-865-1641, [email protected] Burlington, VT — Merchants Bank and Merchants Bank’s customers around Chittenden County donated hundreds of items to the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) at the end of 2016, along with a check for […]