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Category Archives: Supportive Housing

Area shelters see increased demand for homeless youth services

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By Melissa Cooney Published: Nov. 28, 2023 at 5:57 AM EST BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – As temperatures drop across our region, more people experiencing homelessness are looking for shelter, including Vermont’s youth. Burlington-based Spectrum Youth and Family Services says they’ve worked with 1,434 youth this year, a 12% increase from 2022. Officials at Spectrum estimate around 50 youth are …
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Are Vermont’s Institutions Failing Transition-Aged Youth?


This is a recent speech given by Sam Bolz, a Spectrum staff member that works in the Burlington Drop-In Center, during a KidSafe Legislative Forum. It was so genuine and powerful that we wanted to share his humble words publicly as well. “The vast majority of the youth that we serve are “transition-aged,” people who …
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