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homeless http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1174/all en Frigid sleepout yields $30k for homeless http://addisonindependent.com/201412frigid-sleepout-yields-30k-homeless <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-27388" style="width: 154px;"><a href="/201412frigid-sleepout-yields-30k-homeless"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Sleepout_2400.thumbnail.JPG" alt="Sleepout_2400.JPG" title="Sleepout_2400.JPG" class="image image-thumbnail " width="154" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AROUND 40 PEOPLE spent a chilly night in tents at Middlebury’s Marble Works complex last Saturday to get a feel for homelessness and to raise money to bring homeless people in off the street. Photo by May Morris </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Around 40 brave souls endured bone-chilling temperatures and some wind-driven icy rain during a sleep-out at Middlebury&rsquo;s Otter Creek Falls this past Saturday night in a fundraiser that collected around $30,000 to help homeless people in Addison County.</p> <p> Officials at the John W. Graham Emergency Shelter in Vergennes spearheaded the sleep-out, which attracted a variety of people ranging in age from 6 to mid-60s, according to shelter Executive Director Elizabeth Ready.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27389">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412frigid-sleepout-yields-30k-homeless" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury homeless John Graham Shelter Sleep-out Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:41:54 +0000 Zach Despart 27389 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: College can help the homeless http://addisonindependent.com/201412opinion-college-can-help-homeless <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Randy Kritkausky </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> I was struck by the juxtaposition of articles on housing in Middlebury in the Thursday, Nov. 27, edition of the <em>Independent.</em> Front-page articles focused on problems of homelessness. Page three reports on Middlebury College&rsquo;s offer to begin selling some of its 70 homes at a 15 percent discount to faculty. The article on sale of Middlebury College owned homes raised the question of whether or not discounted sales would depress housing market prices.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27224">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412opinion-college-can-help-homeless" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion affordability discount homeless homes Middlebury College sales Wed, 03 Dec 2014 21:39:16 +0000 Zach Despart 27224 at http://addisonindependent.com Local groups join to help homeless at sleep-out http://addisonindependent.com/201411local-groups-join-help-homeless-sleep-out <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; It is not unusual for people to stop at Middlebury&rsquo;s Otter Creek Falls and linger for a while to drink in its scenic beauty.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27129">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201411local-groups-join-help-homeless-sleep-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured homeless Middlebury shelter winter Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:08:53 +0000 John Flowers 27129 at http://addisonindependent.com Shelter, landlords work together to help homeless http://addisonindependent.com/201301shelter-landlords-work-together-help-homeless <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-14787" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201301shelter-landlords-work-together-help-homeless"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/johngrahamshelter2005.thumbnail.jpg" alt="johngrahamshelter2005.jpg" title="johngrahamshelter2005.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> OFFICIALS FROM THE John Graham Shelter in Vergennes are working with public and private landlords to free up more apartments for homeless people, which will open up space at the shelter. Pictured during a recent meeting are Vergennes landlord Jud Swenor, left, John Graham Shelter Executive Director Elizabeth Ready, Addison County Community Trust Executive Director Terry McKnight and Dave Huntley, who was recently homeless. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; It was only a couple of months ago that Dave Huntley was jobless, homeless and living out of his car.</p> <p> &ldquo;I&rsquo;d been working on a farm in Barton,&rdquo; Huntley said during a recent interview at the John W. Graham Emergency Shelter in Vergennes, where he eventually landed. &ldquo;There weren&rsquo;t too many farm jobs out there.&rdquo;</p> <p> But thanks to the efforts of the shelter, other area nonprofits and a Vergennes landlord, Huntley is a now a rent-paying tenant at a local residence.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14781">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201301shelter-landlords-work-together-help-homeless" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Featured homeless John Graham Shelter vergennes Thu, 03 Jan 2013 16:08:27 +0000 14781 at http://addisonindependent.com Mentors to aid in teaching life skills to homeless clients http://addisonindependent.com/201203mentors-aid-teaching-life-skills-homeless-clients <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-11034" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201203mentors-aid-teaching-life-skills-homeless-clients"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/grahamshelterladies0653.thumbnail.jpg" alt="grahamshelterladies0653.jpg" title="grahamshelterladies0653.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PAIGE ACKERSON, LEFT, and Elizabeth Ready, case manager and director, respectively, of the John Graham Emergency Shelter, are recruiting mentors to help homeless people find and keep permanent housing and jobs. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; The John W. Graham Emergency Shelter for the Homeless is seeking volunteers to work with clients to increase their chances of finding &mdash; and keeping &mdash; permanent housing.</p> <p> Shelter officials are preparing to launch a mentorship program for area folks to provide friendship, support and guidance to homeless individuals and families who can be overwhelmed by the bureaucratic hoops and transportation hurdles involved in acquiring housing and employment.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11035">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201203mentors-aid-teaching-life-skills-homeless-clients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Featured homeless John Graham Shelter social services Mon, 05 Mar 2012 16:18:35 +0000 John Flowers 11035 at http://addisonindependent.com Homeless students look for stability http://addisonindependent.com/201112homeless-students-look-stability <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-10242" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201112homeless-students-look-stability"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/homelessfamily1929.thumbnail.jpg" alt="homelessfamily1929.jpg" title="homelessfamily1929.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> APRIL FREDETTE AND her children Lindsey, 16, and C.J., 6, along with two other siblings, moved into the John W. Graham Emergency Shelter in Vergennes around a month ago. The family faces a challenge shared by a growing number of homeless families: navigating children through multiple school systems during the search for a permanent residence. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; The first day of class can be daunting for any child.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> But integrating into a new school can be even tougher for a child without a home &mdash; a phenomenon on the rise throughout the county, state and nation.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> The most recent statewide figures show there were 1,042 homeless children and youths enrolled in Vermont public schools during the 2009-2010 academic year. That was up from 838 students in 2006-2007.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10234">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201112homeless-students-look-stability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County education homeless Thu, 15 Dec 2011 18:00:10 +0000 John Flowers 10234 at http://addisonindependent.com