Wash and learn: New owners bring social services to Burlington laundromat

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The Christiansens also partnered with Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity to set in motion two programs. Last fall, the couple worked with the community outreach and resource advocacy program to establish a free laundry program for low-income families and those experiencing homelessness. The laundromat has an electronic system through which laundry can be paid for using the program vouchers, EBT cards and other payments.

The second CVOEO program will be rolling out this month. The Financial Futures program will be in the laundry on the third Wednesday of the month for the next three months, according to program director Rachael Goldstein.

Goldstein said the program focuses on long-term planning for those experiencing financial instability. Coaches from the program will conduct outreach at the laundromat.