Overflow Shelter opens Monday

BRATTLEBORO — Brattleboro's Seasonal Overflow Shelter will open Monday.

The program, which for the past 10 years has run from the First Baptist Church on Main Street, will operate this season from the upper dormitory on the Winston Prouty campus, formerly the Austine School for the Deaf).

Anyone seeking shelter will have to register for a bed through Groundworks Drop-In Center at 60 South Main St. between 9 a.m. and noon. Access to the shelter will only be permitted through transportation provided by Groundworks. The shuttle will leave by 5:45 p.m. from the Drop-In Center, and all guests of the shelter will be transported back to the Drop-In Center at by 7 a.m. There will be no access to the shelter during the day, and walking up to the shelter will not be permitted.

The Seasonal Overflow Shelter is a community-wide effort, operated by Groundworks Collaborative, with support from Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, the Brattleboro Retreat, HCRS, Winston Prouty, local faith communities, the Brattleboro Police Department, scores of volunteer meal teams, and generous funders.

To learn more, visit GroundworksVT.org.


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