News Archive

Join us in welcoming new leaders to Groundworks

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A number of significant transitions have taken place over the past few months at Groundworks. 
2023 is about strengthening the web of services and ensuring the health of the organization for sustainability; as the road toward achieving our mission to end homelessness and hunger has been made more challenging since the start of the pandemic.

Empty Bowls 19th Annual Dinner

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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!

Load the Latchis 2022

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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!

Foodworks reopens June 13th for in-person shopping on Canal Street

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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.

County hopes to build mental health response team (12/22/21 Brattleboro Reformer)

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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).

Stand With Us

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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.

Groundworks’ new Drop-In Center opened for 24-Hour Shelter on August 16, 2021

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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. 

Our new Groundworks Drop-In Center is Open!

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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.”

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