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.”
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 once the motel program narrows eligibility (starting on Thursday, July 1). If you are able, please consider checking out this wish list and purchasing one or more items to help us meet this tremendous need.
The Chalet, formerly known as Dalem’s Chalet on South Street in West Brattleboro, is now the site of significant activity. Windham & Windsor Housing Trust (WWHT) and Groundworks Collaborative have partnered to take a significant step towards ending homelessness in Brattleboro by providing permanent homes and supportive services to individuals who are currently sheltered in motels.
As our country mourns the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others before them, we, as Groundworks Collaborative, stand in solidarity with those working tirelessly to dismantle racism and systemic inequity.