Middlebury’s Charter House Emergency Shelter at 27 North Pleasant St. is expanding its services and transitioning from a mostly volunteer-driven organization to a professional one, with paid staff.
Addison County’s two emergency homeless shelters are already full and carrying waiting lists as bone- chilling temperatures, sleet and snow once again take center stage in the Champlain Valley.
Heidi Lacey, executive director of Charter House Coalition, will provide an overview of the challenges faced by persons experiencing homelessness in correlation to the inadequate housing opportunities in Addison County in her presentation, “Homelessness & Affordable Housing – Observations from an Emergency Shelter and Outreach Service Provider.”
Published on 04/22/2021 in the Addison County Independent. By John Flowers MIDDLEBURY’S JANE STEELE has distinguished herself as one of the community’s most dedicated volunteers, providing critical support at Round Robin and the Charter House Coalition’s warming shelter. She was also a driving force behind creation of Middlebury’s dog park. Independent photo/John Flowers It’s great
Published on 2/4/2021 in the Addison County Independent. By John Flowers. MIDDLEBURY — The Charter House Coalition’s (CHC) warming shelter at 27 North Pleasant St. is pushing through this nasty winter stretch with a new leader, added professional staff and a dedicated corps of volunteers who are ensuring homeless folks from all walks of life
Published on 11/12/2020 in the Addison County Independent. By John Flowers. MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College sophomore Jack Eschert has been helping others for about as long as he can remember. It probably started when, at age 5, he joined the Cub Scouts in his hometown of Avon, Conn. “That experience opened my eyes to a
Published on 6/4/2020 in the Addison County Independent. By: John Flowers MIDDLEBURY — Charter House Coalition (CHC) officials are targeting Monday, June 8, to reopen the organization’s warming shelter at 27 North Pleasant St. in Middlebury. The shelter has been closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, leaders of the John Graham Housing
Published in the Addison County Independent, April 16, 2020. By: John Flowers MIDDLEBURY — Leaders of the Charter House Coalition (CHC) want people to know that work continues on behalf of the homeless even though the shelter at 27 North Pleasant St. in Middlebury remains closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If anything, coalition staff