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  • Dinner in our Pearl Street Residence (Photo by Ned Castle)
    Dinner in our Pearl Street Residence (Photo by Ned Castle)
  • Living room in the Pearl Street Residence (Photo by Ned Castle)
    Living room in the Pearl Street Residence (Photo by Ned Castle)
  • Living room in the Shelter (Photo by Ned Castle)
    Living room in the Shelter (Photo by Ned Castle)
  • Kitchen in the shelter (Photo by Ned Castle)
    Kitchen in the shelter (Photo by Ned Castle)
  • A bedroom in the shelter (Photo by Ned Castle)
    A bedroom in the shelter (Photo by Ned Castle)
Our Programs

Supportive Housing

Spectrum provides emergency shelter and transitional housing for homeless and at-risk youth through programs designed to help youth transition to and maintain a healthy and stable life.

These voluntary programs serve about 100 young people each year and are located in downtown Burlington.

“When they told me I was going to a homeless shelter, I sobbed. But when I got here, I realized this was a home.”

The Landing

The eight-bed Landing is a short-term housing option for homeless youth ages 17-22. Each room has two beds, and residents share a common living, kitchen, and dining area.

Formerly called the shelter, the Landing provides safety, basic needs, resources, and support for youth while they develop a plan to address their immediate needs, future goals and permanent housing. Youth who are successful at the Landing have the option to move to our Transitional Housing.

 

Transitional Housing

Spectrum has two transitional housing residences with a total of 17 beds.

These housing programs help residents develop independent living skills and provide a bridge to independent living through a structured and supportive community. The programs are entirely voluntary.

The residences have private individual rooms, shared bathrooms, and common kitchen and dining areas, and a living room. All youth will enter into an individual housing lease and will be responsible for paying an adjusted amount of rent based on income.

The Maple Street Residence serves homeless youth between the ages of 18 and 22. This program is collaboration between Spectrum, The Champlain Housing Trust and the Burlington Housing Authority.

The Pearl Street Residence serves youth ages 18-22 formerly in foster care but who have aged out and are in need of housing. This program is collaboration between Spectrum and the Burlington Housing Authority.

Youth who successfully complete the program are eligible for a Section 8 voucher, which provides subsidized rent to the holder based on income.

For More Information:

Interested in learning more about our Supported Housing programs and seeing the space? Attend our informational sessions on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 3pm in our Drop-In Center at 177 Pearl Street, Burlington.

 

 

For More Information About Our Housing:
Call (802) 864-7423 x325

Apply for Housing


Questions? Call (802) 864-7423.


To apply for housing, fill out this form.

Please return form via email, fax, mail, or drop-off to:

The Landing & Transitional Housing
Mike Shirk, Intake Coordinator
177 Pearl Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: (802) 864-7423 x325
Fax: (802) 540-3008
housingreferrals@spectrumvt.org

From Our Blog

  • The Game of Life

    As part of my senior capstone project, I developed a life skills training program for the youth in Spectrum’s supported housing. The Game of Life helped youth practice their money management skills. The cooking module was designed to show the youth they can cook healthy, fresh meals for a lower cost than buying pre-prepared food.

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  • Spectrum Staff Sleep Out!

    When five Spectrum staff members came to us and said they wanted to do the Sleep Out, we weren't going to say no. But we had to ask — why would staff want to do the Sleep Out when they're here day in and day out already?

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  • “My future’s never been so bright.”

    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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