Posts Tagged ‘veterans’

Ellen Reader, VHCB AmeriCorps State Daystation Community Support Specialist, and Maggie Thuma, former Daystation and Single Case Management BSW intern, have brought their vision and passion to the Daystation’s Women’s Group. Driven by a common interest, Ellen and Maggie put their heads together to provide an unmet need to the womanly presence that frequently (albeit in smaller numbers than the men) passes through the Daystation doors. They wanted to create a space…

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On June 13, the community came together to honor the men and women who serve and served in our military and to recognize the amazing supporters who helped make the Canal Street Veterans Housing possible. “Veterans have sacrificed so much for this country, and we are so proud to have this beautiful building to let them know how much we appreciate their service,” said Rita Markley, COTS executive director. “Canal…

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Every year in January, homeless service providers from across Vermont gather at the Statehouse to report to their representatives which strategies are working and which ones need work. Together they make a case to the state’s Housing Committee to advocate for the strongest and most effective homeless state policy.  Take a look at the Homeless Awareness Day Album. COTS Executive Director, Rita Markley, opened the Housing Committee meeting with testimony about…

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On Sept. 22-23, 2012, Marty Martinez, a members of the COTS Veterans Advisory Council, launched their first Stand Down event for homeless veterans in Vermont at the Winooski High School. Martinez said he was motivated by the need he saw, given the latest census data; every night there are 60 homeless vets in the state of Vermont.  He wanted to use Stand Down to help find those 60 individuals and connect…

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