Category Archives: Events

November 8: More Than a Report Card Workshop

On November 8th from 1 to 3:30pm a free workshop will be offered for all Continuum of Care Committees in Vermont.  The workshop is entitled More Than a Report Card: A Workshop to Assess, Review, and Renew Performance.

At the workshop individuals will be working in small groups to address the best practices around:

  • Moving from Transitional to Permanent Housing
  • Length of Stay – 6 months or a year – 80% (Shelter Plus Care)
  • Employed at Exit
  • Increasing Income
  • Mainstream Benefits

There will be an individualized report offered for each agency. 

The location will be in Randolph – the specific location will be announced shortly.

Please RSVP at this link

All Continuum Agencies are encouraged to attend.  We hope to see you there!

Dreams of Home: An Evening of Community Dialogue on the subject of Homelessness

Tomorrow, Thursday, October 25, the Brattleboro Retreat is sponsoring an event with Anna Luepnitz, PhD, who will be discussing her work with the homeless population in Philadelphia as well as Philadelphia’s highly successful program for the homeless called Project HOME. This will be followed by a panel discussion which will include advocates in Windham County who work with our own homeless population. This is also an opportunity to learn what volunteer opportunities exist in various organizations in the area.  Check out the details:

Visiting presenter Deborah Anna Luepnitz, Ph.D., will discuss her work with the homeless in Philadelphia by first sharing a video about Project HOME, considered to be a highly effective organization for ending homelessness in the United States. She will then discuss her own inspiration, an association of therapists who provide free counseling to the homeless.

Dr. Luepnitz will be joined in a panel discussion by Windham County leaders who advocate for the homeless. Panel members include: Knowles Wentworth, community outreach program coordinator for Healthcare & Rehabilitation Services; Pastor Lise Sparrow from the Guilford Church; Lucie Fortier, executive director of the Brattleboro Area Drop-In Center; and Joshua Davis, executive director of Morningside Shelter.

The event will take from 5:30 pm—7:00 pm in the Brattleboro Retreat’s Education Conference Room.  Free and open to the public and no registration required.  Refreshments will be served!  We hope to see you there.