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HC CES 2017 editedHoward Center's Marna and Stephen Wise Tulin Fall Community Education Series kicks off on Thursday, September 21, with a panel discussion, "Marijuana: Legalization or Not?" Vermont Public Radio's Vermont Edition host Jane Lindholm will moderate the discussion. The Fall series will include two film screenings, "American Denial," and "Real Boy." The final session in November will be a presentation by Dr. Sandra Steingard on "Habits: Understanding Habits to Change Ourselves and to Change the World."

Films are shown at the Film House on Lake Street in Burlington; all other presentations are at on the corner of Pine and Howard Streets, Burlington.

This Fall’s presenting sponsor is BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont, and VCAM records all presentations. All sessions are free and open to the public. For more information, or to view videos of previous sessions, visit the Community Education pages on our website.

Racing to Make Homes Accessible

ZR 5 Kids at FinishZoe's Race 2017
Sunday, August 27
Oakledge Park, Burlington

1K fun run at 8:30 a.m.
5 K run/walk at 9:00 a.m.
Race-day registration is from 7:30-8:15 a.m.

NEW THIS YEAR! Dr. First from the UVM's Children Hospital will kick-off this year's 1K and pass out medals at the end of the Race. He will be joined by the mascot Monty the Moose.

Forgot to register online for Zoe's Race 2017? Lace up your shoes and register at Oakledge Park the day of the Race. It's going to be great weather!

Get Ready to Hop

Arts Collective photoThe Howard Center Arts Collective will have work on display during this year's Art Hop. They will join other artists whose work will be on exhibit at The Soda Plant on 266 Pine Street during the 2017 Art Hop, September 8-10.

The Collective is a group of clients and staff who encourage one another and provide support. The Collective was formed to promote wellness through art. As one participant said, "When we create art, another part of our brain takes over and the mental illness takes a break.”


Vermont PBS Features Series on Opiate Crisis

VT PBS Opiate CrisisVermont PBS will kick-off a series on the opiate crisis, beginning in September. The Opiate Crisis: Stories and Solutions is a state-wide event that includes two television film broadcasts, a live television panel discussion, and in-person film screenings and discussions about the opiate crisis in Vermont. Each event at the Vermont PBS Studios in Colchester, Latchis Theater in Brattleboro, Rutland High School, and Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury, will include a live audience interacting with a panel representing the medical, social work, advocacy, enforcement, prevention, and recovery communities.  

View the full schedule at the Vermont PBS website.

It's Back to School

Wondering how you can help prepare your child for a successful new school year?

Check out these tips by Alice Scannell, Assistant Director of Howard Center School Services, in the August 3 issue of The Other Paper." The monthly column, "Help is Here," is written by Howard Center clinicians and offers advice, tips, and insights on topics that impact individuals, families, and our community, including opioid recovery and treatment, suicide prevention, and keeping your home safe for children. Read "Back to School" tips in the August 3 issue, page 10.

Missed a "Help is Here" article? View past articles online in The Other Paper archives.

 In the News

Looking for other ways to keep informed about Howard Center events and media coverage? Here are a few of the recent media mentions and interviews:

  • VtDigger: Howard Center Hires Deanna Ryerson as New Director of Crisis
  • VtDigger: Naloxone Program Continues to Save Lives, Despite Deepening Crisis
  • VPR: This is About Safety: Preventing Gun Suicides in Vermont

Still looking for more? Check out the In the Media section on our website for updates.

 Make a Difference

JohnPurple HowardLooking to make a difference? Howard Center's Purple Legacy Society offers an option for people who care deeply about the individuals and families we serve and want to make gifts of lasting value through bequests and other planned gifts.We are pleased to partner with the Vermont Community Foundation to offer charitable gift annuities.

Please consider including Howard Center in your will or estate plan. For additional information, please contact Denise Vignoe at 802.488.6912.

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