Main Street Family Shelter

Main Street Family Shelter operates year-round, providing emergency shelter for up to ten families at a time, housing support services, and specialized programming for children. Shared spaces include a kitchen, dining room, family room, laundry area, play room, and six bathrooms. The backyard has a play area and raised vegetable gardens.

What's New

We gave the kitchen and dining room a significant Trauma-Informed Design makeover in 2019. These renovations were made possible by the gift of a donor in memory of his wife, Wally Perkins, a retired educator and longtime volunteer in our family shelter. A beautiful quote from Wally -- “The world is mine and yours to share. How can we make it better?” -- is on a plaque in the dining room, capturing our sentiments and hopes for the work we do. See before and after photos and read more.


Adults: Be part of the “Book Buddies” reading program or do other activities with children.

Organize a donation drive for special family activities such as movie night, bowling passes, restaurant gift certificates, bookstore gift certificates, and other recreation.

Email to arrange volunteering.

Location Contact Info

279 Main St, Burlington, Vermont
000-000-0000 |