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John Graham Shelter http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/831/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 Homeless shelter in Vergennes uses slower time for key projects http://addisonindependent.com/201308homeless-shelter-vergennes-uses-slower-time-key-projects <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> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Residents of the John Graham Emergency Homeless Shelter&rsquo;s main building this week are staying in other Vergennes properties owned by the nonprofit agency &mdash; or in the case of at least one family, camping at Button Bay State Park &mdash; while heating improvements are made and other maintenance is performed at the Graham Shelter&rsquo;s 69 Monkton Road home.</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/18371">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201308homeless-shelter-vergennes-uses-slower-time-key-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Featured John Graham Shelter Mon, 12 Aug 2013 14:52:06 +0000 John McCright 18371 at http://addisonindependent.com Homeless women work together to serve Vermont troops http://addisonindependent.com/201303homeless-women-work-together-serve-vermont-troops <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-16156" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201303homeless-women-work-together-serve-vermont-troops"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/shelterladies8449.thumbnail.jpg" alt="shelterladies8449.jpg" title="shelterladies8449.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"> JOHN GRAHAM SHELTER Director Elizabeth Ready, front, AmeriCorps volunteer Leila Joseph and shelter volunteer Nancy Menard have all helped with the shelter’s cookies and cards project. 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> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; The residents of the John Graham Emergency Shelter in Vergennes know what it&rsquo;s like to be without a home.</p> <p> Maybe that&rsquo;s why it didn&rsquo;t take long for the shelter&rsquo;s newly formed women&rsquo;s group to zero in on the men and women who are serving in the military far away from their homes as the subject for a community service project.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/16157">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201303homeless-women-work-together-serve-vermont-troops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Featured John Graham Shelter vergennes Thu, 28 Mar 2013 17:00:48 +0000 John McCright 16157 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 Shelter work still ongoing during rehab http://addisonindependent.com/201108shelter-work-still-ongoing-during-rehab <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Despite the ongoing renovation of the John Graham Homeless Shelter&rsquo;s main building on Monkton Road in Vergennes, shelter officials have continued to fulfill the organization&rsquo;s mission of finding housing for the homeless &mdash; even though demand is higher than usual, said Shelter Executive Director Elizabeth Ready.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> Ready said plans had first called for the 10-bedroom Monkton Road building to stay open during the $627,000 project, which is expected to be finished in early September.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/8870">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201108shelter-work-still-ongoing-during-rehab" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes John Graham Shelter social services Mon, 15 Aug 2011 16:00:30 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 8870 at http://addisonindependent.com