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nonprofit http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/358/all en Officials, clients say vulnerable hurt http://addisonindependent.com/201206officials-clients-say-vulnerable-hurt <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12232" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201206officials-clients-say-vulnerable-hurt"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/elderlycenter3_0231.thumbnail.jpg" alt="elderlycenter3_0231.jpg" title="elderlycenter3_0231.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"> AN DUCLOS, A staff activity leader at Elderly Services Inc., enjoys a morning chat with Helen Krampitz by large windows in ESI’s Exchange Street building. Elderly Services has had to cut its budget by $150,000 each of the last few years due to federal funding cuts and freezes. Independent photo/Andrea Warren </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &ndash;&ndash; Tears filled Gwen Buchanan&rsquo;s eyes as she discussed the improvement in her quality of life and happiness since coming to Project Independence, the senior day care program at Elderly Services Inc. (ESI) in Middlebury.</p> <p> &ldquo;When I first came here I was awful depressed with life and I just was discouraged,&rdquo; the Vergennes woman said. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m better now.&rdquo;</p> <p> Buchanan is able to attend Project Independence because of her Medicaid insurance.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12225">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201206officials-clients-say-vulnerable-hurt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury elderly services Featured federal funding Medicare nonprofit Thu, 21 Jun 2012 15:33:18 +0000 Kaitlyn Kirkaldy 12225 at http://addisonindependent.com Mount Abe-based heating nonprofit lands $25K grant http://addisonindependent.com/201203mount-abe-based-heating-nonprofit-lands-25k-grant <p> VERMONT &mdash; Run by student volunteers, the nonprofit Vermont Sustainable Heating Initiative, or VSHI, since 2008 has helped install more than 20 pellet stoves in low-income homes across Addison and Washington counties. And the organization&rsquo;s work has not gone unnoticed.</p> <p> Richard Moffi, fuel assistance chief for the state of Vermont, earlier this month allocated $25,000 to the organization, which was founded by Tom Tailer, a physics teacher at Mount Abraham Union High School. This will be enough money to provide 10-20 low-income households with pellet stoves.</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/11172">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201203mount-abe-based-heating-nonprofit-lands-25k-grant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont energy Featured heating nonprofit Mon, 19 Mar 2012 19:02:29 +0000 Andrew Stein 11172 at http://addisonindependent.com Stride fetes 10 years of boosting young girls http://addisonindependent.com/201103stride-fetes-10-years-boosting-young-girls <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> Madison Kahn </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Winter in Vermont is unique. From the frequent snowstorms to the long days spent on the slopes, people travel from all over New England just to get a taste of the wonder that exists here in Vermont&rsquo;s simple landscape. Between the Vermont towns of Middlebury and Winooski, however, there lies a special sort of winter magic that exists nowhere else in the state. The magic comes in the form of a bond, created between young girls and young women, a magic rooted in the simple act of playing sports. That magic is Stride.</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/7342">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201103stride-fetes-10-years-boosting-young-girls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County athletics nonprofit sports Stride Foundation Mon, 21 Mar 2011 18:30:09 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 7342 at http://addisonindependent.com