A New Resource for Chittenden County Youth
You may have noticed a new resource at your local library or physician's office this week. We are pleased to partner with the Junior League of Champlain Valley to produce and distribute the "Chittenden County Youth Suicide Prevention Booklet."
HowardCenter’s First Call, the 24/7/365 crisis service for children and families, developed content for the booklet, and the Junior League generously reprinted the booklet as part of its focus on suicide awareness.
The League is distributing the pamphlet to Chittenden County organizations, including police departments, libraries, and primary care practices. To request a copy of the booklet, contact First Call at 488-7777.
Help Us Share the Spirit This Holiday Season
The holidays are fast approaching, and once again we are seeking your support for for our Holiday Giving Project. Last year, nearly 600 children and adults benefited from the Holiday Giving Project which provided gifts to HowardCenter clients. We appreciate--and depend on--the generosity of the individuals, businesses, schools, faith communities, and volunteer groups that make this program a success.
Find out how you can support our 2014 Holiday Giving Project.
First Call Director Chosen for National Leadership Program
HowardCenter First Call Director, Charlotte McCorkel, is one of 25 participants chosen nationwide to participate in the National Council for Behavioral Health’s 2014-2015 Addressing Health Disparities Leadership Program. Throughout the 12-month-long program, McCorkel will complete a project that addresses health disparities within children’s mental health and crisis work. Read more . . .
Last year, First Call for Families and Children responded to 2,305 children and families who were experiencing a crisis in Chittenden County.