JOIN US as Empty Bowls returns to an in-person event this year! The Dinner will be held Saturday, October 8, 2022 at Landmark College, in Putney, VT. Adult tickets are $25 in advance and $30 when purchased at the door. Youth tickets—for ages 7-15—are available for $15. Children 6 and under attend the Dinner for free!
From 9am to 4pm on Thursday, August 11th, REWIND 92.7 will be collecting grocery items and monetary donations to support Foodworks—the food shelf program at Groundworks Collaborative.
Donate online through August 11th. We’ll fill a seat for every $20 we raise—and with those funds Foodworks can provide a two-week food box for a family of 4!
THANK YOU FOR HELPING TO SPREAD THE WORD!
Beginning Monday, June 13, 2022, Foodworks will reopen for in-person shopping during the following hours:
Mondays 11am-4pm; Tuesdays 10am-noon (reserved for seniors only); Wednesdays 1pm-6pm; Fridays noon-4pm; and the last Saturday of each month from 9am-noon.
Healthworks, at Groundworks Collaborative, provides support to families and individuals facing housing and food insecurities in the greater Brattleboro area.
The Healthworks team consists of a licensed mental health clinician from the Brattleboro Retreat, a vulnerable population care coordinator from Brattleboro Memorial Hospital who is a registered nurse, and a case manager from HCRS (Healthcare and Rehabilitation Services).
At Groundworks, we are steadfast in our dedication to our mission—working with people and systems to end hunger and homelessness for all people in our region—and we will not fail. Stand with us.
In an effort to provide overnight shelter for a number of individuals currently living outdoors in the Brattleboro area, we plan to open the new Drop-In Center for 24-hour shelter, seven days a week, starting Monday, August 16th.
The new South Main Street Drop-In Center can provide shelter for up to 34 people per night. The program (formerly known as the Seasonal Overflow Shelter or “SOS”) will launch with the hope that funding will allow the shelter to remain open for overnights year-round.
The new Groundworks Collaborative facility at 54 S. Main St. is opening this week, giving clients facing housing insecurity a break from the heat and access to vital services.
“We want to embody our tagline, which is ‘Basic needs met with dignity,” Josh Davis, executive director of Groundworks Collaborative, said Tuesday during a tour of the site.
He described the building being constructed for durability and to have “a very welcoming feel.”
With policy changes taking effect in the State of Vermont’s General Assistance (GA) emergency motel voucher program, Groundworks Collaborative is putting the final details in place to open the new Groundworks Drop-In Center on July 1st.
Many thanks to Kelly Pedersen and Anne Bagasao, who created this Amazon Wish List to help us gather items needed to support our neighbors who have no option but to camp when the shelters and motel program are full (as is often the case). If you are able, please consider checking out this wish list and purchasing one or more items to help us meet the basic needs of our neighbors who are camping out of necessity.
From VPR News: For the past year, the state of Vermont has used federal COVID relief money to give everyone who was experiencing homelessness a private room, in motels and hotels across the state. So what will happen to those 2,000 or so people when the pandemic ends?