In the Media

Matt Young, Master of BTV Street Outreach, remembered
March 25, 2017

Matt Young, who worked for 17 years to help Burlington's most vulnerable residents, died Thursday morning from a long-term cancer. He was 68.

Young helped create, and later supervised, the Howard Center Street Outreach Program -- an on-the-ground team that seeks to find solutions to interrelated challenges of homelessness, substance abuse, mental illness and poverty. Read more . . .

VT Loses a Man Who Dedicated His Life to Helping the Homeless
March 24, 2017

Seventeen years ago, Matt Young helped create the Howard Center's Street Outreach Team, connecting those struggling with homelessness and addiction to services. Before, many of the neediest in Burlingotn had nowhere to turn. Read more . . .

Housing Agencies, Street Outreach and Police Work Together to Develop Eviction Crisis Plan, Protocol
March 22, 2017

Burlington's Public Safety Committee met again to discuss a better protocol to support tenants if their lease is terminated. A sub-committee was formed specifically for "Eviction Crisis Plan and Protocols." It's to better support tenants, specifically those with mental health issues, facing eviction. Read more . . .

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