Burlington daytime shelter moves from downtown to Old North End

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A daytime shelter for people experiencing homelessness in Burlington is slated to move from downtown to the Old North End next week, filling what could have been a gap in social services.

The Community Resource Center offers people without housing a place to go during the day, when overnight shelters are closed. It was previously located one block from City Hall at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 782 on South Winooski Avenue; it’s set to move a mile north to Feeding Chittenden — formerly known as the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf — on May 9. Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity volunteered Feeding Chittenden — which it also manages — as a location for the center.

“People are really relying on a lot of our services,” said Paul Dragon, CVOEO's executive director, “so we didn't want to leave the gap there.”