$600K grant to help John Graham Shelter fulfill its mission

VERGENNES — John Graham Housing & Services (JGHS) has won a $596,731 grant through the Vermont Housing Opportunity Program (HOP) to increase its support not only for houseless individuals and families, but also for the advocates who assist them. The HOP program is a major source of funding for emergency shelters and affordable housing programs throughout Vermont. HOP-funded services connect households with a range of benefits and services — including physical, mental and behavioral health — and remove b … (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)

A local woman tells her story of homelessness

MIDDLEBURY — Skyla Jackson turned 19 last Thursday, Nov. 14. It’s an age at which her biggest worries should be navigating that first year of college or getting used to the demands of that first post-high-school job. Jackson would feel lucky if her anxiet … (read more)