VHCB AmeriCorps

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Since 1997, the VHCB AmeriCorps Program has been serving Vermont communities, cultivating leaders and inspiring collaborative solutions to expand housing opportunities and steward our natural resources. Serving on the front lines of community-based organizations, VHCB AmeriCorps members energize, engage and empower Vermonters to address unmet needs at a local level, collectively creating positive change statewide. Through a grass roots approach, we believe we can bring Vermonters together, incite a spirit of active citizenship and build a healthy future for Vermont.

 

VHCB AmeriCorps in Action

    • Keith at the TNC nursery at Green Mountain College
      Keith at the TNC nursery at Green Mountain College
    • Members during a community service day at Morningside Shelter
      Members during a community service day at Morningside Shelter
    • Service project at the floodplain forest with Randolph Area Community Development Corporartion
      Service project at the floodplain forest with Randolph Area Community Development Corporation
    • Service Project at Vermont Food Bank in Barre
      Service Project at Vermont Food Bank in Barre
    • Members at COVER Home Repair
      Members at COVER Home Repair

Story of the Week

The Good Samaritan Haven sign that is hanging out side their front door.

A Bittersweet Transition

Recently, one of my favorite guests transitioned to stable housing. Ruby arrived at the shelter about two months ago, but had been experiencing chronic homelessness for most of her adult life. Like most of our clientele, this was a product of childhood abuse and mental illness. Every day, when I would walk through the front door to begin my shift, Ruby would excitedly yell “Good morning, Amanda!” loudly from across the common room.