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  • Join Us for the Empty Bowl Dinner!

    This year’s Empty Bowl Dinner, presented by Vermont Federal Credit Union, is on Tuesday, October 10th at 5:00 pm at the UVM Davis Center.

    The Empty Bowl Dinner, held each October, is a family-friendly evening where guests choose a handmade ceramic bowl to keep and fill with soups donated from several local restaurants. The event includes a Giving Board where you can “buy” items directly for young people at Spectrum, such as personal care items and winter boots.

    Get your tickets today!

  • 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.

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  • 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.



    See Charles' Video

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    Mentors Needed!

    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.

    Change both your life and the life of a youth!

    Apply Today!

  • Riverstone Counseling has moved!

    Riverstone Counseling has moved locations as of June 1.

    Our new address is 84 Pine Street, 2nd Floor. To meet the high demand for youth mental health support, we have doubled the number of counselors we have on staff over the past two years. This new space brings us under one roof!

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Empty Bowl Dinner Presented by Vermont Federal Credit Union
October 10, 2023
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Vermont Community Foundation and Buffum Family Foundation Announce Endowments to Support Four Vermont Nonprofit Organizations

Mark Redmond at Spectrum Youth and Family Services in Burlington, VT. (James Buck / VSB)

Vermont Community Foundation and Buffum Family Foundation announce the “Mark Redmond Fund”, an endowment fund that will contribute $50,000 to Spectrum’s Drop-In Centers each year. Anyone who wishes to contribute to the Mark Redmond Fund is able to do so through Vermont Community Foundation.

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