102 S. Winooski Avenue | Developmental Services Building has Reopened | 3/29/17
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.
There will be a community service planned in the coming weeks to honor Matt and celebrate his life. We will post details here as they become available.
Burlington Free Press: Matt Young, Master of BTV Street Outreach, Remembered
Seven Days: Matthew Henry Young, Obituary
Announcing Spring 2017 Community Education Series
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.
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.
We Couldn't Do it Without You!
Unable to get a team together this year? You can still support the event by making a general donation to the event.
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.
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