The VCRHYP Director, Calvin Smith, recently addressed lawmakers on the Vermont Child Poverty Council, discussing the rise of youth homelessness in VT and our ongoing efforts to address this need. Read more
L.A. Director Rotimi Rainwater's upcoming film, Lost in America, tells the stories of homeless youth throughout the country, including a VCRHYP youth from Southern VT. Mr. Rainwater also interviewed Senator Leahy on the issue of youth homelessness. Read more
The NY Times recently featured Spectrum Youth and Family Services' Rapid Referral Program, highlighting the success of this program in keeping youth substance free and out of jail by helping them get into treatment early on. Read more
The NY Times aired a story on young adults who are struggling with homelessness as a result of the economic depression, illustrating that major cities are seeing some of the same dynamics with youth homelessness as we see in rural VT.
AO Glass collaborated with 12 nonprofits to create small glass sculptures representing each organization's mission. VCRHYP's "Glass House" reflects shelter for runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth in Vermont.
Spectrum recently opened a new residence facility in Burlington for youth ages 18-22 who have left foster care and need housing and additional supports to help them transition successfully into adulthood.
As part of the Socks for America program, recent Harvard grads Becky Cooper and Lily Erlinger distributed socks to homeless youth across the country and documented the too-often unheard stories of homeless youth and the people that help them.
The New York Times published a series on the rising number of runaway and homeless youth in America. Read the individual stories of several runaways from different parts of the country revealing the often complex life circumstances that result in a youth on the run.