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Training Institute



For over a decade, Pathways Vermont has been implementing innovative programs that end homelessness and provide alternative mental health solutions to Vermonters in need. Our staff are considered leaders in their field and have a diverse background of skills and training as well as lived experience. We work everyday to reach populations that can be left behind in traditional models of care to support them to lead successful and meaningful lives within the community.

We know we have the solution to ending homelessness and since Pathways Vermont has been providing training and technical assistance to a variety of individuals and agencies around the world. Our goals include: supporting new programs to implement Housing First with high fidelity to the evidence-based practice, supporting systems-change to end homelessness in communities across the world, and providing a foundation for a human connection approach to service delivery.

Clients have included groups from the Netherlands, Ireland, Spain, Bhutan, England, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.


Upcoming Trainings

Customized Trainings

We offer targeted and customized training to organizations worldwide. If you are interested in a training tailored to your needs please contact us for further assistance.

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We offer training and support in the following areas:

Housing First

  • Housing First: 101
  • Rural Adaptation
  • Adapting Housing First to Corrections
  • Technology and Telehealth
  • Medicaid Billing and Sustainability 
  • Budgeting, Grants, and the Role of Housing Authorities
  • Site Visits and Field Experience
  • The Home Visit 
  • Housing and working with Landlords

Innovative Mental Health Services

  • Peer Approach 101
  • Harm Reduction 
  • Having Difficult Conversations 
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Soteria Model for First Episode Psychosis
  • Person-Centered Service Planning

peer workforce development INITIATIVE 

Pathways Vermont is a leader in the state’s peer workforce movement and is working to greatly improve consistency, infrastructure, communication, and resource sharing among the peer-workforce community. In all of our programs, Pathways Vermont helps ensure that Vermonters are in a position to lead healthy and meaningful lives in their community. 

The mission of the PWDI includes the facilitation of various statewide peer support work trainings. Pathways Vermont is working to continuously provide peer workers with innovative and evolving opportunities to learn, grow and share experiences.  Our regular trainings and discussions include:

  • Intentional Peer Support
  • Conversations About Suicide
  • Conversation About Oppression and Privilege



Meet Our Trainers

Hilary Melton

Executive Director

Rebeka Lawrence-Gomez

Assistant Director

Lindsay Mesa

Housing First Program Director

Amos Meacham

Intake Coordinator

Katie Bourque

Soteria House Services Manager