Street Outreach Team

Established in 2000 as a result of concerns expressed by downtown Burlington merchants, the Burlington Police Deparment, and area service providers, the Street Outreach Team works with individuals in the downtown Burlington Business District.

The Team assists those with mental health, substance abuse, homelessness, and unmet social service needs and coordinates services for those individuals. The primary goal of the team is to increase access to services for all individuals. The secondary goal is to address concerning behaviors that necessitate immediate intervention but do not rise to the level of an emergency response.

The Team works closely with service providers, police, and merchants to address behaviors that may have a significant impact on the downtown area, stigmatizes vulnerable populations or puts them at risk of losing access to resources or incurring criminal charges.

Street Outreach: 802.488.7013

Photo above: Street Outreach Team, Eric Goldmann, Hannah Toof, Tammy Boudah, and Casey Lee