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Stories

Our participants have been very generous in sharing their stories. Here's a sampling, to give you a sense of the diversity of Home Share Now matches.

Annemarie & Zoe
Annemarie enrolled with Home Share Now as a home provider and also with our in-house volunteer program where home providers are matched up with volunteers…
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Amy
After living in Greensboro, Vermont for 17 years, Amy found herself looking for housing closer to work in Washington County and within a new budget. After…
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In addition to bringing folks through the matching process from start to finish, Home Share Now offers stand-alone agreements where people can pick-and-choose…
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Elizabeth was studying business when she got an internship with National Life Group and was in need of affordable housing. “What surprised me most about…
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David moved into the little apartment attached to Janet’s house in December 2010, a way for Janet to have a greater sense of security after being widowed. …
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Marsha had decided she was done being a home owner but enjoys the community she’s built since moving to Vermont in the late 90’s. Home sharing was her…
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Matches can also include cats, dogs, goats, pigs, chickens, and in the case of Janis, cows and a border collie! For just shy of five years, Janis helped…
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Norma, a well-known face in East Montpelier, came to us at age 85 at the suggestion of her aunt who’d had a positive experience herself. Now at 93, we…
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When Cliff was first introduced to Shirley and Don, Shirley was in a rehab center healing from a fall. It was Cliff’s presence that allowed her to re-join…
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As a single lady in her 60's who in recent years has gained weight and dealt with some new physical challenges, Lois realized that she couldn't stay in…
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Diane and Rick have a bustling home with two young children in addition to serving as a host home for a young man living with a disability. In exchange…
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Home Share Now uses a time-tested matching process to meet the diverse needs of those looking to share housing. Our participants aren’t the only diversity…
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David and Darlene, both retired teachers, came to Home Share Now with a strong desire to remain at home in East Montpelier but with some growing needs,…
Nora and Ellen
Nora checks in on Ellen a couple times a day, reminding her to eat and take her meds, checking if the stove is off or her hearing aid is low on battery,…
Renate and Christa
“I've always lived alone but these last few years have been hard—being alone made everything worse” says Renate, who turns 86 in February. Renate opened…
Home Share Now News

Recruiting AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer!

April 17, 2018
We are now accepting applications for our next AmeriCorps VISTA member in partnership with SerVermont. The opportunity begins in August 2018 and is a one year term. Our AmeriCorps VISTA will serve side-by-side…

The Governor Proclaims Homesharing Week

March 5, 2018
Governor Phil Scott has proclaimed March 25–31 to be Homesharing Week in Vermont. In his proclamation, Governor Scott recognized homesharing as a strategy for a number of situations, including life transitions,…
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