VTDigger is excited to work with Vermont Care Partners to promote the much-needed services of its sixteen respective member agencies which, includes NCSS. They also understand how important it is for our elected officials to know how to support the needs of Vermonters.
This thirteen-week series is a collaboration produced by members of the Vermont Care Partners statewide network of sixteen non-profit, community-based agencies providing mental health, substance use and intellectual and developmental disability support.
Below is the first installment of the series from Vermont Care Partners focusing on Community Mental Health and Disability Agencies that are there for Vermonters when friends and family are just not enough.
Vermont Care Partners Community Mental Health and Disability Agencies Are There for Vermonters When Friends and Family Are Just Not Enough
In every community in our State, teams of people at Vermont Care Partners network agencies support individuals and families when the support of friends and family just isn’t enough to address difficult life circumstances. Support is available for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health conditions, substance use, or a combination of these and life stressors such as housing, health, employment, finances, transportation or struggles at school.
“Members of the Vermont Care Partners network do essential work to help our most vulnerable Vermonters and their families get the help they need to thrive. From substance-use disorder treatment to family supportive services, VCP members play an essential role in our communities. I’m grateful for all that they do for Vermonters, and I’ll keep fighting in Washington for the resources they need to continue serving folks across our state.”
Senator Peter Welch
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Article written by: Julie Tessler, Executive Director, Vermont Care Partners: Vermont Council of Developmental and Mental Health Services