Donnaleen lived in Chittenden her entire life, and served on her hometown’s Selectboard for many years. But a few years ago, after a particularly rough winter, she decided it was time to move closer to services, convenience and community in Rutland. She found her ideal solution through The Housing Trust.

“This is an ideal setting for me – affordable, with just the right amount of independence. I will always be grateful to the Housing Trust for providing this opportunity. They really understand the importance of having a life-sustaining shelter, where we can feel protected and respected; where our quality of life matters. We all have a different journey, but if we have a safe haven, then our journeys are that much better for us.”