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COTS Daystation finds new home

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The homeless agency in Burlington has a new location for its daytime shelter.

The Committee on Temporary Shelter's Daystation has found a new temporary home in a building owned by the First United Methodist Church on Buell Street. The Daystation will remain there through the winter, while the search continues for a permanent shelter.

The current COTS shelter on South Winooski Avenue was flooded July 4. The basement location was so badly damaged, COTS decided not to rebuild there.

"It's an extraordinary relief because without this facility there would be no day shelter whatsoever for people who are single adults who are homeless in Burlington, some of the most vulnerable members of our community," said Rita Markley, the executive director of COTS.

Markley says she is looking at a number of possible locations for a new permanent shelter, but that no final decision has been made.

The Daystation gives homeless people a place to rest, eat lunch and connect with services. The shelter served over 900 people last year.

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