Residents, legislators, funders, policymakers and friends turned out in force in late June to celebrate the completion of major upgrades at Whitney Hill Homestead, a 30-year-old Cathedral Square housing community in Williston, Vermont. The year-long renovation required moving residents and their belongings out for six weeks at a time while work was completed in their part of the buildings. The improvements included upgrades to all major building systems, including an entirely new sprinkler system.
Two women with long-standing experience in the Support and Services at Home (SASH®) program have been named to the top leadership posts of the statewide program. Liz Genge of Montpelier is the new director, and Casey Doerner RN of East Ryegate is the new assistant director. They will oversee SASH teams throughout Vermont that provide support and coordinate personalized care and programming for the approximately 5,000 Medicare recipients enrolled in the program.
We had a wonderful groundbreaking ceremony on a sunny afternoon Sept. 22 in South Hero, celebrating the long-awaited construction start of Bayview Crossing, which will bring 30 one- and
Pictured from left: Kim Fitzgerald of Cathedral Square and Meg Pond and Robin Way of Champlain Islanders Developing Essential Resources, better known as C.I.D.E.R.
Residents started moving into Juniper House, Burlington’s newest affordable/mixed-income, independent living community for adults 55 and older, in mid-March 2021. The 70 one- and two-bedroom apartments were quickly leased at subsidized, tax-credit and market-rate rents.
The “2021 Outstanding Service-Learning Community Partner Award, COVID edition” recognizes “partners who went above and beyond to ensure that students were able to participate in service-learning experiences even during the pandemic.” The two are sharing the award.
Every year, the Vermont Housing and Conservation Coalition (VHCC), of which Cathedral Square is an active member, hosts Legislative Day at the State House. This year the event is virtual, so let's fill the Zoom room and show legislators the broad range of support for affordable housing and land conservation throughout Vermont. The hour-long kickoff starts at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 17. Read more and join us!
We’re seeking to fill several positions at Cathedral Square, including maintenance technicians, SASH coordinators, and other essential positions. Check out our openings and come work for a leading, progressive nonprofit.
We are thrilled to have a another masterpiece by Tom Fowler, this one destined for Cathedral Square’s newest community, Juniper House, which will open in March on North Avenue in Burlington.
On Jan. 4, Molly Dugan, director of Vermont’s acclaimed Support and Services at Home (SASH®) program since its inception in 2009, assumed the new role of Director of Public Policy & Strategic Initiatives at Cathedral Square.
Sweetwaters Restaurant, the Essex Senior Center and two Burlington churches -- St. Mark's Catholic Church and the North Avenue Alliance Church -- donated hundreds of Thanksgiving dinners to residents.