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Program Assistant

  Description: Manage representative payee services for individuals working with the Housing First program utilizing Quickbooks Online Accounting for finances of approximately 40 individuals Scheduling and conducting budget meetings with clients Recording and disbursing discretionary funds Coordinating payment of clients’ rent and bills Coordinating with direct service staff to ensure financial needs are met Interact […]

Jeff in Brattleboro

“When I first crossed paths with Pathways it was July of 2012 and I had checked into the Brattleboro Retreat and struggled with substance abuse and mental health issues (depression and anxiety) for a long time. I pretty much had hit another bottom. I checked in there and stayed for six weeks and from there […]

Sabrena and Michelle

We met Sabrena, Michelle and their two baby boys, Duncan and Andrew back in July. Through our veterans housing program we were able to find them a lovely apartment in Winooski to call home. They now have big plans for themselves and their family. Here is Sabrena and Michelle’s story in their own words: Sabrena: […]

Howard at the Community Center

When Pathways Vermont launched the Pathways Vermont Community Center ( originally The Wellness Co-op) in 2012 we had a vision of a space where people from different parts of the community could come together to learn, connect, and grow…and what better way to do that then with a community meal? With a Community Development Block […]

Meet Lachlan

“I think it was some sort of miracle that I ended up here, because I don’t know what would have happened otherwise. They’ve been very understanding what some of my strengths and weaknesses are. But it’s been up to me, I haven’t been enabled. They’ve given me potential directions to go in and it’s been […]

Jonathan in Barre

Pathways met Jonathan a little over a year ago when he first entered our Department of Corrections Housing First Program. He had found himself in a cycle of homelessness and incarceration that he wanted to stop. Over the last year, we have been privileged to watch Jon get on his feet and start to build […]

Mary in Westminster

Meet Mary and her dog Nellie from Westminster. After a number of unfortunate events, Mary found herself homeless. Now, safely housed, Mary and Nellie are looking forward to the future once more. “My mother had started a non-profit organization and I worked there 32 years full time, I had a night job and went to […]

John in Rutland

We met John at his new home in Rutland, where he had decorated the house for the holidays with his four children. John, a veteran of the U.S, Marine Corps and National Guard, obtained housing through the Pathways Vermont Rapid Re-Housing Programs for veterans and their families. “I was moving around with friends, hotel rooms, […]

Raphael & Natasha

We first met Raphael and Natasha at the John Graham Shelter in Vergennes. Now, months later, they are housed in a lovely apartment in Bristol. Here is their story: “When we first met Pathways we were actually living in our van in Middlebury and that was quite hard. We were lucky to be homeless in […]