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There will now be more support for the homeless in Northwest Vermont, as the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity has announced that they are taking over operations of Samaritan House and Tim’s House, both are emergency shelter organizations.
The Samaritan House is now being managed by the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity
Champlain Valley of Office of Economic Opportunity to assume operations of Samaritan House in St. Albans
The Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity will assume operations of Samaritan House and Tim’s House this summer. As a program of CVOEO, the emergency shelter will be sustained as a community asset and critical resource for people in need.
The Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunities community resource center has a new home for the time being. Feeding Chittenden, a branch of CVOEO, is housing the community resource center for now. The VFW building used to be CVOEO”s home base, but when that ended, Feeding Chittenen offered their dining area space.
This commentary is by Paul Dragon, executive director of the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity.
Vermont has a reputation for strong environmental regulations. But it’s one of the last states in New England to have an environmental justice policy on the books, even though the EPA has been pushing for it to happen since 2016. Lawmakers are weighing a bill this week that would create one.
A daytime shelter for people experiencing homelessness in Burlington is slated to move from downtown to the Old North End next week, filling what could have been a gap in social services.
During the 2021 holiday season, Community Bank N.A. challenged the public to help low-income Vermont families heat their homes in conjunction with Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity’s (CVOEO) WARMTH program. The bank generously pledged to give $17,500 to WARMTH if the communities in which CVOEO operate could raise $30,000 via online contributions between November 16 and December 31.