Holiday Giving Project Underway
Last year, nearly 700 children and adults benefited from our Holiday Giving Project, which provided gifts to Howard Center clients who otherwise would not have shared in this aspect of the seasonal celebrations. We greatly appreciate the generosity of individuals, businesses, schools, faith communities, and volunteer groups that make this program a huge success.
If you, your colleagues, or your friends would like to contribute to this year's Holiday Giving Project, please download this form which can be mailed, emailed, or faxed to:
208 Flynn Ave., Burlington, VT 05401
email@example.com or fax: 802.488.6901
If you would like to make an online contribution, click here and select Holiday Giving Program from the drop-down menu.
A Day with Gabor Mate
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 crisis.
When you call First Call for Chittenden County, you define the crisis. Each situation is different, and our clinicians offer a variety of assistance, including phone support, intervention, in-person assessment, and referrals, based on your particular need. In addition, First Call for Chittenden County responds when there is a community tragedy and provides suicide prevention training.
Clients with a developmental disability who are experiencing an after-hours crisis should call our on-call service as they always have.
Missed Our Community Education Series?
Check out the videos of all our presentations:
Click here to view the final session in our Fall Community Education Series, "Slow Psychiatry: Rethinking the Role of Psychiatric Drugs," presented by Howard Center's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Sandra Steingard.
Visit our Community Education Series website page to view the PowerPoint and video presentations from all sessions.
Introducing the Purple Legacy Society
Named after John Purple Howard and his sister Louisa, the Purple Legacy Society honors those who care deeply about the people served by Howard Center and want to make gifts of lasting value through bequests and other planned gifts.
We are grateful to these generous individuals for making Howard Center's mission part of their legacies and for insuring that the caring, helping hand we provide will continue to be there for people in need.
For more information on gift planning and the Purple Legacy Society, please contact Mike Glod, Senior Development and Communications Director, at 802.488.6905 or MGlod@howardcenter.org.
Help is Here Celebration
Thank you to everyone who joined us on November 2 to celebrate and honor Lisa Steele with our first "Help is Here" Award.
Gail Stevenson, president of the Howard Center Board of Trustees, was the event host, and Sandy Steingard, Chief Medical Officer, also provided opening comments for the evening.
Former Governor Madeleine Kunin joined Gretchen Morse, former United Way executive director, and Catherine Simonson, Howard Center chief of client services, to present the award.
In accepting the award, Steele said, “I am deeply touched and grateful for this recognition. For 150 years, Howard Center and its staff have played a vital role in our community. They change and save people’s lives by helping them regain their dignity, hope, and independence. I am truly honored to be a supporter of their work.”
The Help is Here award honors an individual whose contribution personifies the agency’s mission and demonstrates a passion for helping the individuals and families served by Howard Center.
Photo: Madeleine Kunin, Lisa Steele, and Gretchen Morse
In response to the increase in hate crimes as reported recently by the FBI and as an organization that provides mental health support and services, we want to ensure that all community members have access to the resources and support they need to feel welcome and safe. Below are two helpful links:
In addition, Governor Shumlin and Governor-elect Phil Scott issued a joint statement expressing their concerns following the election. Download or read their statement here.
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