Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Comedy fundraiser to aid homeless community members

Thursday, May 18, 8 p.m.—RUTLAND—The Homeless Prevention Center is hosting a comedy fundraiser Thursday, May 18, 8 p.m. at the Franklin Conference Center located at 1 Scale Ave. in Rutland.

The Homeless Prevention Center is a non-profit dedicated to ending homelessness in Rutland County. The organization provides direct client assistance to carry out its mission of providing services to re-house those experiencing homelessness. Support services include case management, service coordination, landlord/tenant mediation, money management and in most cases financial assistance for lease up expenses.

The work of the Homeless Prevention Center is supported by grants; however, there are situations where the needs of the individual or family do not meet the requirements of the grant, for example: personal needs (hygiene), mattresses, bed linens, start-up furniture. Rebounding from homelessness is especially challenging for children. In 2016, the organization served 267 unique households, and 358 people. Minor children account for 41 percent of the people served through its services.

This event is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased at the Homeless Prevention Center, 56 Howe St., Rutland, or at the door.

For more information, contact 802-775-9286 or

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