Home Share Now of Barre: Home is where the share is

When central Vermont’s local home share program was launched a decade ago, the idea of older residents opening up their homes to strangers was a radical concept. “I don’t know if we had a single match in the first year,” says Christina Goodwin, who has been the executive director of the Barre-based Home Share Now for the past three years. “This spring has been the busiest we’ve had in memory.”

Today the bustling organization has four full-time employees and operates on a $215,000 annual budget that’s built from state and private funding sources and community grants and donations.

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