We will be transitioning our phone service on Sunday, April 23, from 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Although we do not expect any interruption in our service, we wanted the community to be aware. If you need immediate support during this time, you may contact us at First Call for Chittenden County at 802.488.7777.
Howard Center Mourns Loss of Long-Time Staff Member
Matt Young had a deep appreciation for people and their individual circumstances – a good listener, a compassionate advocate, a humble man with an ability to make things happen for people, and a friend to all. He was a beloved member of our Howard Center community.
He began the Street Outreach team in 2000 on the Church Street Marketplace in a collaborative effort to help people with unmet social service needs like addiction, homelessness, and mental health challenges. Along with his extraordinary people skills, Matt brought his unique perspective and understanding of the business community, as a past business owner. Under his leadership, Street Outreach has become an award-winning, model program that has been replicated in other U.S. cities.
We send our love and condolences to his wife Sheryl and their family and friends and to his close colleagues on the Street Outreach Team as they carry on in his memory.
Burlington Free Press: Matt Young, Master of BTV Street Outreach, Remembered
Seven Days: Matthew Henry Young, Obituary
April 29: Prescription Drug Take-back Day
Safely dispose of unused or expired medications on April 29, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Visit www.dea.gov for a list of all disposal locations in Vermont.
Disposal is free and anonymous. For more information about locations in Chittenden County for ongoing medication disposal, visit chittendenpreventionnetwork.com.
Resources for Parents and Educators
In light of recent school lockdowns, we want to offer several resources to help guide parents and educators as they talk with children and teens following a traumatic situation.
- For school clinicians: "Crisis management in children and adolescents" from the Center for School Mental Health in collaboration with the Maryland School Mental Health Alliance
- For school leadership: "School Crisis Guide" from the National Education Association
For additional resources:
Traumatic Grief – National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Locally, our First Call for Chittenden County crisis line is available 24/7/365 to offer support: 1-802-488-7777.
Depression: Information and Resources
When is it more than just the blues?
While we all may experience depression throughout our lives, the extent and severity may vary greatly from person-to-person. How do we know when to seek help?
For information about depression and helpful resources, click here.
First Call for Chittenden County
One team. One number. 802-488-7777
First Call for Children and Families is now First Call for Chittenden County. The 24/7/365 crisis program is for any Chittenden County resident who is experiencing a mental health crisis.
Clients with a developmental disability who are experiencing an after-hours crisis should call our on-call service as in the past.
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