Brattleboro shelter organization receives additional funding
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont shelter is fundraising to ensure it will run overflow housing through the winter in Brattleboro.
Groundworks Collaborative says it received an additional $10,000 from the town for its new location, and officials are waiting for an expected $8,000 in grants. The Brattleboro Reformer reports the new site is scheduled to open on Monday and will have 33 beds.
The funding originates from the Vermont Community Development Block Grant program. Groundworks Collaborative’s previous location for the shelter, a church, was changed due to new ownership.
Executive Director Joshua Davis says the move will also bring programmatic changes, with eight new employees hired and trained. Before, the collaborative was mainly a volunteer operation.
According to Davis, program expenses are expected to cost about $195,775.
Information from: Brattleboro Reformer, http://www.reformer.com/