Burlington Community Resource Center reopens after first round of renovations

Read the article on mychamplainvalley.com. Here is an excerpt:

Leaders and community members are celebrating the reopening of the Community Resource Center after it was closed for about two weeks, as renovations to improve capacity and efficiency are now complete.

The Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity runs the resource center, as well as Feeding Chittenden in the same building. Leaders commemorated the new renovations on Thursday.

Burlington community members now have a bigger space to get services in the Old North End. Phase one renovations on the Community Resource Center have ended, allowing for a higher capacity. 

“There was a lot of space that was not being used well, it was being taken up by sidings and things like that, so we were probably only able to seat comfortably like 80 people,” says Brenna Bedard, the homeless outreach service provider at the center.

She says up to 150 people go through the center on any given day.“It definitely has opened up the capacity for people to be able to come in and enjoy the space,” says Bedard.