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Housing for Health

A campaign to help establish safe, secure, and supportive
transitional housing in our community

The Rutland Housing Authority, Rutland Regional Medical Center and multiple community partners have come together to further shared goals to build and sustain enhanced, supportive transitional housing opportunities in the Rutland region, with a primary focus to establish temporary, short-term housing for homeless individuals that includes wrap around social, health and human services necessary for success. An on-site manager will connect residents to medical and psychological case management advocates and income support assistance, substance abuse treatments, nutritional counseling and programs to provide self-sufficiency.

Similar partnerships in Vermont between health care providers and non-profit affordable housing organizations are seeing the benefits of high quality transitional and permanent housing, including a reduction in the high costs of health care associated with chronic homelessness.

The COVID-19 pandemic has added a sense of urgency for safe and affordable housing options that can accommodate social distancing and help to reduce the spread of the virus in our community. Rutland Regional Medical Center has taken extraordinary measures to protect our patients, protect our employees, and provide necessary resources in our community to keep people safe and healthy.

This fall, Rutland Regional will work to raise $150,000 to support bridge housing units to help transition individuals and families in our local region out of homelessness. But we can’t do it without you. Please make your gift to the Housing for Health campaign and help us establish safe, secure, and supportive housing in our community. Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

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Claudio Fort, President & CEO
Rutland Regional Medical Center

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Kevin Loso, Executive Director
Rutland Housing Authority

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