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  • VIP donates Meals for a Month to Burlington Drop-In Center!

    Thank you to Vermont Information Processing for being our Meals for a Month Sponsor! For the month of November, VIP is generously helping to ensure that all young people in our community have access to warm, nutritious meals twice a day. Along with providing Meals for a Month, VIP also participates in our annual Sleep Out in solidarity with youth each March. Thank you VIP for your ongoing support!

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  • Shop the Gift Catalog!

    Bring the joy and hope of the holiday season to local youth!

    Best of all – any gift you choose from this catalog and purchase before December 24th will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000!

    Shop the Gift Catalog!

  • 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!

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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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