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Annual Homelessness Awareness Day will see three gatherings in Addison County on Jan. 19

ADDISON COUNTY — Houseless and formerly houseless Vermonters, service providers, advocates, and caring citizens from across Vermont will gather on Thursday, Jan. 19, to engage with their community and renew their commitment to end homelessness in our state.

Addison County Housing Coalition, community partners and citizens, will rally together for public assembly to stand among a flag exhibit representing the number of households that are currently homeless in Addison County. Houseless individuals will be grouped by age; children 0-17, adults 18-61 and elderly adults 62 and older, for a combined display of more than 200 flags.

The displays will take place at these locations:

Bristol Town Green,  9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Middlebury Town Green, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Vergennes City Green, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Want to get involved? Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0948AEAA2BABFACE9-addison

The Addison County Housing Coalition (ACHC), is a broad-based partnership meeting to prevent people within Addison County from becoming unhoused and to find ways to end homelessness. Through interagency coordination and collaboration, ACHC provides unhoused people with effective services, and helps them obtain affordable housing. ACHC also serves in an advisory capacity to the Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness, also known as the Vermont Balance-of-State Continuum of Care, and to various statewide committees.

ACHC serves as the entity to create Addison County’s plan to organize and deliver housing and services to meet the specific needs of people who are unhoused as they move to stable housing and maximum self-sufficiency. Its scope includes action steps to end homelessness and prevent a return to homelessness.

 

 

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