Homelessness Awareness Day 2024

Service and shelter providers and housing advocates from across the state will join homeless and formerly homeless Vermonters to reflect on all we must do in the coming year to end homelessness in Vermont!

This year’s Homelessness Awareness Day will take place at the statehouse in Montpelier, virtually, and at many locations around the state on Thursday January 18th.  

The Addison County Housing Coalition (ACHC) will display flags to represent the three age groups of their houseless population (children, adults, and elders) on the town greens in Bristol, Middlebury, and Vergennes from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM. They will also hold a “honk and wave” rally from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM in each location. ACHC will have a banner with a QR code that directs to a webpage created in collaboration with Middlebury College and hosted by one of their community partners, United Way of Addison County. This webpage will have a variety of quotes, testimonial video clips, and data relating to affordable housing, demographics, waitlists, and barriers, and will hold a “Call to Action” for community members and providers. Visit the Homelessness Awareness Day site.

ACHC hopes also to share its message on the 92.1 radio station. The Addison Independent will also carry an educational series on homelessness in their Ways of Seeing column. The series begins Thursday, January 11th, and will run for several Thursdays. 

For more information about ACHC, contact Heidi Lacey, Executive Director of Charter House Coalition, at heidi@chcvt.org