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Finding Home

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When she was 8, Kayla went to the police and asked them to put her in foster care. Her mom had made a habit of leaving her alone for days, with no food and no one to look after her. With your help, Kayla—once without a home of her own—builds her future.
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Jericho Students Make a Difference

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Written by Lucy Mercer. First appeared in the Burlington Free Press. There are about 1,000 homeless kids in Vermont each year, according to estimates. The Spectrum Sleep Out was started to help lower that number. Guidance counselor Greg Martin, captain of the Browns River Middle School Sleep Out team in Jericho, said the best benefit …
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“My future’s never been so bright.”

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Kim, a former Spectrum client, grew up in an abusive household and became homeless after her mother kicked her out when she turned 18. Kim shares how she got her life back on track, living in our emergency shelter and in our transitional housing.
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“This Land Is Your Land”: Reflecting on the Shelburne Student Sleep Out

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The Shelburne Student Sleep Out was a huge success. The “Shelburne Boys” team and the “Shelburne Girls” team dueled to see who could raise the most funds, and in the end, the Shelburne Girls Sleep Out! team raised $2,659, and the boys raised $2,255, totaling $4,914 for our youth and families. Not only that, but …
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