Lamoille Community House
Overview of Organization
The Lamoille Community House is a shelter located in Hyde Park, Vermont. We offer shelter, security, and hope to adults experiencing homelessness. With dignity and kindness, we provide guests with a clean bed, nourishing meals, connection to services, and a safe space to discover their own path toward sustainable housing.
The Lamoille Community House serves people ages 18 and up. We serve populations with
disabling conditions like mental health disabilities, substance use disabilities, chronic and
physical disabilities, and developmental disabilities. We serve those experiencing short term
homelessness and those who are chronically homeless, as long as they meet HUD’s definition of
homelessness. Those ineligible for our services include families with children, and people whose
needs are too great (ie: needing assistance with activities of daily living, needing higher levels of
medical or mental care).
We create a secure space for our neighbors to realize their own potential and discover their path
toward stable housing by offering:
● Safe sanctuary and warm meals to adults experiencing homelessness.
● Paths to possibility in collaboration with community partners.
● Community connections to a wide range of social services.
● Dignity and hope for our guests.
Shelter Programmatic Overview
In Spring 2024 we open our new, 21-bed, year-round shelter facility. We will follow the same programming (and more) as our current seasonal shelter, including:
● Open and staffed 24/7
● No less than two staff at all times working shifts
● Individual rooms for each guest
● Multiple offices for staff and service providers
● Service provider visits and regular hours on site to deliver services (mental health,
employment supports, recovery services, etc.)
● Full time LCH housing navigator to help folks find and attain housing
● Full time LCH shelter manager to help supervise staff and shelter guests
● Volunteer meal program
● Gardening program
● Common spaces for leisure and recreation including books, tv, exercise equipment,
● Tech center with laptops and desktops for guest use to access resources
● Check in and out procedures for returning and new guests, guest expectations and
guidelines, intake procedures, case management, and engagement expectations
● LCH follows the Vermont Office of Economic Opportunity’s shelter standard guidelines
in order to operate our shelter which include data tracking, safety protocols, best
practices for case management, and facilitating congregate living
Mission Area: Food and/or Housing Related
Size of Organization: $500K – $1M
Link to Website
We have an opening for 1 to 2 board members with Finance, Bookkeeping, or Human Resources experience and/or a passion for housing and homelessness issues.
Lamoille County residency not required.
Meetings are held the 4th Thursday of the Month, from 4:30-6:00 – virtually. Occasionally we hold our board meetings in-person / hybrid.
Our board has additional volunteer opportunities including being a Community Dinner Provider, supporting the Annual Fundraising Event, and Advocacy and Community Outreach. And you may be interested in joining one of our subcommittees – Finance, Marketing & Fundraising, or Executive Committee.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Desired Skills: General Board Governance, Nonprofit Financials, HR
Current # of Board Members: 9
Carries liability insurance?: Yes
Carries D&O liability insurance?: Yes
Time Expectations: 3-5 hours, depending on committee work
Meeting Frequency: Once a month
Meeting Location: Remote
Length of Term (in years): 3
Financial contribution required?: No
Service on committee required?: No
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