ANEW Place was founded in 1982 by a group of Vermonters from various churches in the area, who had a vision for a place of compassion and hope for homeless individuals to encounter Christ’s love. Started originally as Burlington Emergency Shelter, the organization created a safe house for homeless men and women. In 33 years, the organization has served over 7,200 homeless individuals, helping many to reconnect with the community, learn new skills, make positive changes, and to make a new beginning. Over the years, the organization has expanded its mission and launched innovative strategies to support each guest toward lifelong change. In 2014, in response to our growing vision and new services, we changed our name from Burlington Emergency Shelter to ANEW Place. Now as ANEW Place, in addition to temporary shelter, we provide three years of continued care for the homeless men and women that we serve, and by God’s grace we see lives changed everyday! The primary goal of ANEW Place is to help homeless individuals move from survival mode to ANEW life.
Our 4-Phase Continuum of Care is focused on fostering personal long-term growth for the homeless, so that each person can make a successful, sustainable transition toward wellness and independence. Through a whole-person approach, we work to address the underlying causes of each person’s homelessness, helping individuals to gain the skills needed to move beyond homelessness and start ANEW. We aim to see lives changed, and to see an end to the cycle of homelessness in which so many of our guests find themselves trapped. We seek to create lasting change within each guest and ultimately in our community and beyond through holistic care, job skill training, and long-term solutions. At ANEW Place, we help each person find their new beginning.
Member Since: 2007