CVRAN Hosts Gathering For Service Providers: How Can We Best Help Asylum Seekers?

Poster to announce a meeting
November 28, 2023 0 Comments

On October 25th, 2023, sixteen service providers from Washington, Lamoille, and Chittenden Counties gathered in the Steele Room of the Waterbury Municipal Building. There was an eagerness to discuss the barriers asylum seekers face as they move into our area, to tell stories that make these barriers come more alive, and to wonder about possible …

What Are Fellow CVRAN Members Reading?

November 24, 2023 0 Comments

A few weeks ago, we sent out a request to CVRAN members asking if they had read any good books focused on refugees, asylum seekers, or immigration.  Here are several of those recommendations along with links to help you learn more about the books.  We’ll send out more in the next few weeks. Hope you …

Letter from the President: A Small Garden

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November 18, 2023 0 Comments

November 13, 2023 Dear CVRAN Community, Greetings. Imagine yourself a plant in a garden. All around you other plants are growing, clustering, and the fruit and the blooms emerging, or in this season preparing for a season of hibernation. From your unique position you cannot see the borders of the garden, nor know what plant …

An Appreciation of the Hankins Family – Three Time Hosts!

November 14, 2023 0 Comments

On October 14th, a potluck was held for the wonderful Hankins family. They have  hosted three asylum seekers over the past three years in a roomy, light-filled apartment over their garage, with a private entrance. Their hosting includes lots of companionship, shared dinners, garden space, and strong relationships among each guest and all five members …

New Neighbors And Support Teams Celebrate!

People walking on an outdoor trail.
October 29, 2023 0 Comments

After two disappointing flood- and weather-related cancellations, we were finally able to hold a CVRAN picnic and celebration for new neighbors and their support teams on Saturday, October 7, in partnership with the North Branch Nature Center (NBNC). Heavy rain was predicted for the afternoon, but Mother Nature smiled on us and it held off …

Recent Article in VT Digger

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October 17, 2023 0 Comments

To read the complete article from VT Digger, click here.

No General Meeting In October

October 7, 2023 0 Comments

Dear Members and Volunteers, we will not be having a General CVRAN Meeting, open to all, in October, as there are many other CVRAN events this month taking our time. November and December fall near the holidays, so we will see you next on the 3rd Tuesday of January. If you were looking forward getting …

CVRAN Needs A New Coordinator of Volunteers: Could It Be You?

August 11, 2023 0 Comments

The Coordinator of Volunteers is a key person within CVRAN. The coordinator links volunteers with the Team Leaders who request help with certain tasks. They get to know many of the people involved in the work of CVRAN. It also gives one a good overview of who we serve and what their needs are. The …

Affordable Housing Update!

Toy house with key. Image: Tierra Mallorca on
July 2, 2023 0 Comments

It’s time to celebrate, give thanks, and recalibrate! On June 30th, all the pieces came together and through the work of many people, a large CVRAN family can continue to live in the home they have occupied for 18 months. The deed for the home was transferred to an entity that will make that property …

Upcoming Film and Discussion

Poster announcing the film "Utica - the last refuge".
June 29, 2023 0 Comments