Shelter offers more, limits length of stay

The Charter House Coalition’s emergency shelter in the coming months will help its houseless guests tackle the challenges of another cold Vermont winter with warms cots, hearty food, some new self-improvement programs and a first-ever associate director.

Letter to the editor: Charter House thanks retiring Middlebury police chief

We know we presented unique challenges for you. You often had to bring desperate and directionless people to our door. From time to time, we called on you to help with a situation in our congregate living home. 

Ripton students help feed hungry

Since January the 4/5 class at Ripton Elementary School has been providing lunches once a month for the homeless people at the Charter House in Middlebury. 

Christmas concert benefits Charter House

The 12th Annual Christmas Benefit Concert and Hymn Sing for Charter House will be held Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m., in the sanctuary at the Middlebury United Methodist Church, 43 N. Pleasant St.

Middlebury homeless shelter getting more paid staff

Middlebury’s Charter House Emergency Shelter is expanding its services and transitioning from a mostly volunteer-driven organization to professional one, with paid staff.

Restaurant workers help bring joy to homeless shelters

Recently eight local restaurants participated in an effort provide Christmas cookies to homeless shelters around the state.

Local shelters fill up as temperatures dip

Addison County’s two emergency homeless shelters are already full and carrying waiting lists as bone- chilling temperatures, sleet and snow once again take center stage in the Champlain Valley.

Charter House director to give talk on homelessness

As part of its 2021-2022 speaker series, The American Association of University Women (AAUW) invites the community to the second event of the series on Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m., at Ilsley Public Library.

Art raffle raises funds for Charter House Coalition

Raffle tickets are on sale now to support the “Vermont Artists for Vermont’s Homeless” campaign. This annual fundraiser supports the Charter House Coalition Homeless Shelter in Middlebury. This year these four Vermont artists are raffling their pieces: Tr … (read more)

Charter House shelter gears up

MIDDLEBURY — The Charter House Coalition’s (CHC) warming shelter at 27 North Pleasant St. is pushing through this nasty winter stretch with a new leader, added professional staff and a dedicated corps of volunteers who are ensuring homeless folks from all … (read more)

College student helps feed Middlebury homeless

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College sophomore Jack Eschert has been helping others for about as long as he can remember. It probably started when, at age 5, he joined the Cub Scouts in his hometown of Avon, Conn. “That experience opened my eyes to a lot of th … (read more)

Opinion: New tax deductions help us all

One important feature of the recent CARES COVID-19 recovery act has gone underreported.  Donations to charities up to $300 are now 100% deductible even for those using the standard deduction. If you take the standard deduction, your charitable donations a … (read more)

Charter House continues its work serving the homeless

MIDDLEBURY — Leaders of the Charter House Coalition (CHC) want people to know that work continues on behalf of the homeless even though the shelter at 27 North Pleasant St. in Middlebury remains closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If anything, coalition … (read more)

Homeless shelters adapt to COVID-19 rules

UPDATE: The Charter House warming shelter has closed. Click here to read the story. MIDDLEBURY — Addison County homeless shelters continue to stay open for business, and they’re working in concert with area lodgers to house those most apt to get very sick … (read more)

Carol sing helps feed families in need

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury United Methodist Church will be holding its annual carol sing and benefit concert on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. Kevin Parizo will accompany the carol portion of the concert on the organ. The event brings participants from many … (read more)