Welcome to ReSOURCE

Your Local Community ReSOURCE on a Mission

ReSOURCE has been a fixture in Vermont since 1991, empowering individuals and strengthening Vermont communities through Workforce Development, Poverty Relief, and Environmental Stewardship.

For more than 30 years ReSOURCE has expanded its services and programming to offer more opportunities to at risk-youth and low-income individuals and families in Chittenden, Washington, and Lamoille counties, as well as neighboring communities throughout Vermont.

ReSOURCE has a long history of responding to and creating training programs that meet community needs and remains committed to investing in and growing key training programs that transform lives.

Transforming Lives & Communities

Our Mission at Work

Workforce Development

Our focus on developing civic, economic, and environmental programs leads to sustainable solutions across Vermont.

Environmental Stewardship

ReSOURCE diverts over 1,000 tons of material from landfills annually, repurposing appliances, electronics, and other goods through donations.

Poverty Relief

ReSOURCE has developed programs that help alleviate poverty in our community. 


Steering Impact with Vision and Diversity

Our Leadership Team

Executive Director
Thomas Longstreth

Tom Longstreth has been Executive Director of ReSOURCE since 1996 and has overseen substantial organizational growth, program improvements, and the startup of new social enterprises. 

Today, the organization employs about ninety staff, annually serves close to 250 trainees, and operates in four store and training locations that work to protect the environment while serving the community. Tom has worked tirelessly to establish ReSOURCE as a well-respected and reliable organization that is devoted to serving the needs of the people of Vermont, and we are proud to have him as Executive Director for 20+ years.

Training Director
Andrew Jope
Operations Director
Garth Allen
Development & Communications Director
Jessica Estabrooks
Talent & Workforce Development Director
Susan Uthmann

Empowering individuals and strengthening Vermont communities

Our Board of Directors

Cary Dubé

Board President

Harry Frank

Board Vice President

Pam Blum

Board Treasurer

Katherine Arthaud

Board Secretary

Sharon Morrison

Board Member

Ben Bosher

Board Member

Charles Ginsburg


Janice Szabo


Brenda Caforia-Weeber


Eric Weeber


Tony Barbagallo


Nicholas “Nico” Harmon

Make a Gift

Your generosity helps us empower individuals and strengthen communities through our job training and poverty relief programs rooted in a foundation of environmental stewardship.​

Schedule a Donation Pick-up

Thank you for thinking of ReSOURCE for donations of your furniture and large appliances! We are proud to offer pick-up services in Chittenden County and Central Vermont. 





What is Career Start?

Career Start is a program designed for high school students to gain hands-on experience and technical skills in various departments at ReSOURCE’s Burlington or Barre locations.

High school students enrolled in school are eligible to participate in the Career Start program.

The program provides hands-on experience in ReSOURCE departments, technical skills training, and monthly personal and professional development classes.

There is a fee of $1500, but tuition is waived for qualifying Vermonters.

Departments include Customer Service & Retail, Office Administration, Computers and Electronics, Overlook Cafe, and Large Appliances, among others.

Yes, students earn a monthly stipend

Training covers Health and Wellness, Goal Setting and Achievement, Leadership Development, Career Planning, and Financial Literacy.

Interested individuals should contact ReSOURCE’s Training and Development Manager, Susan Uthmann, for enrollment details.


Please contact:

Susan Uthmann
Training and Development Manager
[email protected]

Partner Agency List

Our partners help us to provide $125,000 worth of goods to over 2,000 individuals/families in Chittenden, Lamoille, and Washington Counties, and the greater Vermont area.

  • Addison Community Action/CVOEO
  • Age Well
  • Agency of Human Services- Field Services Burlington District
  • Burlington Community Justice Center
  • Burlington Housing Authority
  • Chittendent Community Action/CVOEO
  • Clarina Howard Nichols Center
  • Committee On Temporary Shelter
  • Essex Community Justice Center
  • Howard Center Community Support Program
  • Howard Center Developmental Services
  • Howard Center School Service Program
  • Lamoille Family Center
  • Milton Family Community Center
  • Pathways Vermont- Housing First Program
  • Pathways Vermont -services for veterans and families rapid rehousing program
  • Safe Harbor Clinic
  • Spectrum Youth and Family Services
  • Steps to End Domestic Violence
  • The Janet S. Munt Family Room
  • U.S. Committee for refugees and Immigrants
  • U.S. Committee for refugees and Immigrants
  • Vermont Cares
  • Vermont Catholic Charities
  • Vermont Foundation of Recovery


Become a Partner Agency

For interest in joining our program please email [email protected] to learn more about the next application cycle or any availability in become a new partner agency.

We make award decisions each December for the next calendar year and notify partners so our clients can request vouchers.

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