Committee Abandons Homeless Shelter Plan for St. Johnsbury

“Committee Abandons Homeless Shelter Plan for St. Johnsbury” (View original article published February 6th in the Valley News here)

A St. Johnsbury committee has abandoned plans to establish an overnight warming shelter for homeless people this winter in the northeastern Vermont community.

Sue Cherry of the St. Johnsbury-based Community Restorative Justice Center says they’re going to wait until next year.

She says there was no way to get a shelter up and running before the middle of March.

Cherry tells the Caledonian Record ( the momentum is there to get it going for next winter. She says organizers see a shelter as a way of meeting needs, serving the public and providing resources.

The committee is made up of members of a number of social service organizations in the region.