Groundworks staff to take time off to grieve loss of co-worker

Published: Apr. 8, 2023 at 1:35 PM EDT
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BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (WCAX) - After one of their homeless shelter employees was allegedly killed by a resident this week, Groundworks Collaborative in Brattleboro says staff are taking three weeks off to grieve her traumatic death.

Police say on Monday, Leah Rosin-Pritchard, 36, was brutally murdered by Zaaina Mahvish-Jammeh with a hatchet. Mahvish-Jammeh has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.

Rosin-Pritchard was the Morningside House coordinator. While staff process and heal from Leah’s loss, community partners will take over client services from food to medical care.

Starting Friday through May 2 overnight shelter residents are housed in motels.

For Resources:

Food—Putney Foodshelf:

Outreach to/Support for shelter guests in motels—HCRS:

Healthcare—Brattleboro Memorial Hospital:

Overall Coordination and Coordinator troubleshooting:

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