Groundworks comes home . . .
An Update From Executive Director, Josh Davis:
As we welcome in 2021—I’m very pleased to share that we are nearly ready to move into a brand new building that will meet the needs of our community with dignity. We’re heartened by the generous support we’ve received from our supporters in the first and second phases of this project.
As we enter the third phase of the project—the renovation of 60 South Main Street (our existing Drop-In Center)—we continue to face uncertainty around the future of this old and venerable building.
In Phase One of this project, we moved our food shelf program to Canal Street—renaming it “Foodworks” in the process. Phase Two has been the construction of our new Day Shelter, Seasonal Overflow Shelter, and a consolidated location for administrative offices at 54 South Main. Phase Three is the renovation of 60 South Main Street. This building will provide critical programming space to allow us to meet our mission.
Together, the three phases of this project will:
- Relocate Foodworks—increasing accessibility to serve more of our neighbors facing any level of food insecurity.
- Create a permanent home for the Seasonal Overflow Shelter (SOS), which has been without a home of its own for the last 5 winters.
- Create an adequate space for our community’s Day Shelter: Groundworks Drop-In Center.
- Provide adequate space for Case Management services, Healthworks collaborations with the Brattleboro Retreat and Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, and other supportive services.
- Centralize and co-locate our administrative offices.