New Youth Warming Shelter Approved in Burlington

Burlington, Vt. - Burlington approved plans for a youth warming shelter in Burlington Tuesday.

The city approved the opening of Spectrum's newest shelter at a Development Review Board meeting.

The shelter will be in the basement of St. Joseph's. It will be able to hold ten people at time, between the ages of 18 and 24.

"We felt it was really important due to the nature of last winter," said Will Towne, a member of Spectrum Youth and Family Services.

"We saw a high number of youth specifically waiting in homelessness for a spot, in not just our shelter, but in all shelters throughout the community. So we thought it was extremely important to address that this year," Towne said.

It will open in November, if Spectrum can raise $100,000 in donations, and will add six to eight new jobs.
 


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