Every year in January concerned citizens and homeless service providers from across Vermont gather at the State House in Montpelier for a day to engage with their elected representatives and to renew their commitment to end homelessness in our state. On Thursday, January 8 the Annual Homelessness Awareness Day and Memorial Vigil will kick off early at 8:00am in the Card Room. Folks will be present there all day to share information, connect with policy makers, see the work being done around the state, and to be a part of the conversation on which strategies are working in reducing homelessness and which ones still need work. At 9:30am, please assemble in the House Gallery to hear the reading of a Resolution calling for an end to child homelessness in Vermont and to be recognized for the work being done by homeless shelters and housing and service providers to help alleviate homelessness in Vermont. At Noon community members, elected officials, administration representatives, and advocates will take to the State House steps for a Vigil to emphasize the urgency of the problems facing Vermonters who are homeless, to remember our friends and neighbors who have died without homes, and to bring awareness of the struggles of those still searching for safe and secure housing. Please see the flyer below for more information. For a link to a downloadable version to print and distribute click here. Additional information will soon be released. VAHC is proud to be a co-sponsor of the day’s activities, along with the primary sponsor, the Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness. For more information, please contact Linda Ryan by email or phone at 802.373.6505. I hope you can join us on the 8th.
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