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Jane Steele Resolves to Help Others

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 …

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Homeless Shelters to Reopen; Some Guests Cause Problems at Hotels

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 …

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Charter House Continues its Work Serving the Homeless

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 …

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Charter House Closes its Warming Shelter

From the Addison County Independent, Monday, 03/23/2020 By: John Flowers MIDDLEBURY — Concerns about the spread of coronavirus prompted the Charter House Coalition (CHC) to close its warming shelter on Saturday, March 21, but homeless individuals continued to be served in Addison County. The CHC sent its remaining guests to local motels and hotels, including …

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Aid Sought for the Homeless in Middlebury

Originally printed in the Addison Independent on Monday, 12/02/2019 By: John Flowers MIDDLEBURY — A growing homeless population continues to strain the limited resources of the Middlebury Police Department, to the extent that the local selectboard is asking legislators to devote more state resources to affected communities and the underlying causes of homelessness — including …

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A Local Woman Tells Her Story of Homelessness

A Local Woman Tells Her Story of Homelessness Originally printed in the Addison Independent, Thursday 11/21/2019 By: John Flowers MIDDLEBURY — Skyla Jackson turned 19 last Thursday, Nov. 14. It’s an age at which her biggest worries should be navigating that first year of college or getting used to the demands of that first post-high-school …

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Homeless Shelter Readies for a Busy Season

Originally printed in the Addison Independent, Monday 09/30/2019 By: John Flowers MIDDLEBURY — The Charter House Coalition (CHC) has hired additional staff and is putting the finishing touches on major upgrades to its Middlebury warming shelter at 27 North Pleasant St. in anticipation of serving a steady stream of homeless clients that will grow as …

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Middlebury Homeless Shelter to Stay Open for Summer

By Christina Guessferd |  Posted: Tue 6:15 PM, Jun 25, 2019  MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (WCAX) For the first time in its 10-year history, a Middlebury homeless shelter is keeping its doors open for the summer. Our Christina Guessferd learned why Charter House Coalition is expanding past the winter months. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO AT WCAX.COM Wet shelters …

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