Spectrum’s Mentoring Program received a grant for mentoring in multiple counties: Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle.Continue Reading
Join the Sleep Out!
Spectrum’s Sleep Out, presented by Vermont Federal Credit Union, brings together 400+ people for our biggest fundraising event of the year. Join us in Burlington on March 21, St. Albans on March 28, or at one of the many Student Sleep Outs happening in March and April!
Spectrum Pilots Direct Cash Transfer Program
Ten youth facing homelessness or at immediate risk of homelessness have been selected to participate in Spectrum Youth and Family Services’ Direct Cash Transfer (DCT) pilot program. Each youth will receive a total of $30,000 over the course of the 18-month intervention to support progress toward securing housing and independence.
Spectrum’s Direct Cash Transfer program is designed to empower youth by providing them with a stable cash flow to help them pursue housing, jobs, education — whatever they need.
Charles’ Story: Spectrum taught him tools & skills to build a future
Charles Hemingway, a former Spectrum youth, lived at Spectrum and learned critical life and job skills. Hear from Charles how he turned his life around and is now in college, has a full-time career, and is a proud member of Spectrum’s Board of Directors.
You don’t need to be a hero or a trained counselor. Spectrum mentors spend time doing activities and setting goals with a young person between the ages of 12 and 22 who needs a positive adult role model.
Spectrum Mentors and Mentees are matched based on shared interests and meet at least twice a month. We have a particular need for male mentors of color, and LGBTQ+ identified mentors. Click here to learn more about Spectrum’s Mentoring Program.
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Spectrum Awarded Best Places to Work in Vermont
Spectrum earned recognition as one of the 50 “Best Places to Work in Vermont” for the second consecutive year! We are proud of this achievement, which reflects on our dedicated staff, our Board, and everyone who is a part of our community and partners with us!