Group seeks a public loo in Middlebury

Middlebury residents and officials have long lamented the paucity of public restrooms in Addison County’s shire town.

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.

Supporting homeless vets and helping others

Middlebury American Legion Post 27 on Saturday, Nov. 13, will collaborate with a local radio station to raise donations for the Dodge House, a Rutland-based shelter for homeless veterans that’s in urgent need of new furniture, bed linens and other basic h … (read more)

A new homelessness challenge lies ahead

MIDDLEBURY — Under normal circumstances, Anne Heather — who is homeless — wouldn’t have the wherewithal to stay even one night at the Courtyard By Marriott Hotel.She recently marked her one-year anniversary as an accidental guest at the Middlebury hotel, … (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)

Distressing case in Middlebury reveals cracks in system

MIDDLEBURY — Folks walking past the Middlebury police station off Seymour Street during the night of Jan. 12-13 caught an unusual and disturbing sight. A woman camped out in a snow bank, just a few feet away from warmth, nourishment and companionship. It’ … (read more)

Shelter pivots to help homeless this winter

VERGENNES — Vergennes-based John Graham Housing & Services (JGHS) is busy preparing itself, and its clients, for an arduous Vermont winter during which homeless people will have the added challenge of finding services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortuna … (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)

Inside Vermont’s newest homeless shelter: The So. Burlington Holiday Inn

Victor Guyette held up a photo of his daughter, Yvonna, on his smartphone. She was sitting on the shoulders of a fellow Marine Corps member, both wearing their camouflage uniforms. Yvonna was flexing her melon-sized biceps.  “I got her into weightlifting … (read more)

Homeless shelters to reopen; some guests cause problems at hotels

MIDDLEBURY — Charter House Coalition (CHC) officials are targeting Monday, June 8, to reopen the organization’s warming shelter at 27 North Pleasant St. in Middlebury. The shelter has been closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, le … (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)

Charter House closes its warming shelter

MIDDLEBURY — Concerns about the spread of coronavirus prompted the Charter House Coalition (CHC) to close its warming shelter on Saturday, March 21, but homeless individuals continued to be served in Addison County. The CHC sent its remaining guests to lo … (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)

Top 10: Homelessness gets even more serious

The nonprofit Charter House Coalition in 2019 made a concerted effort to help more homeless people at its warming shelter at 27 North Pleasant St., and the greater Middlebury community learned that the lack of a warm place to stay is just one of many chal … (read more)

Group collects homemade cookies for kids

ADDISON COUNTY — A group that collected homemade Christmas cookies for homeless kids in Chittenden County last year has expanded its efforts into Addison County this year. Did you love mom’s Christmas cookies when you were just little? What if you had spe … (read more)