Helpful Links

Vermont Department of Health

The Vermont Department of Health website includes a listing of health service providers and other health information for Vermont.

Vermont Department of Mental Health

The Vermont Department of Mental Health website includes information about mental health services and resources within Vermont.

Vermont Agency of Human Services

The Vermont Agency of Human Services website includes a broad listing of a wide variety of human services—from elder care to heating assistance and beyond. It also contains listings for HowardCenter programs.

Vermont Council of Developmental and Mental Health Services

The Vermont Council of Developmental and Mental Health Services works to promote a statewide, non-profit system of developmental and behavioral health care for people with developmental disabilities; serious and persistent mental illness; substance abuse; and children experiencing severe emotional disturbance, as well as their families.

Vermont Department of Labor

The Vermont Department of Labor provides services that assist businesses, workers and job seekers.

United Way of Chittenden County

Part of the mission of the United Way of Chittenden County is "to build a stronger Chittenden County by mobilizing our community to improve people's lives." HowardCenter is a United Way agency. Please support The United Way.

Vermont Association for Mental Health

The VMAH website contains program and event information, a resource guide, and a list of member organizations.

Behavioral Health Network of Vermont

HowardCenter is a member of BHN/VT, Inc., a membership organization of community mental health agencies and providers throughout the state of Vermont.

Central Vermont Substance Services (CVSAS)

CVSAS is the designated substance abuse service agency providing effective alcohol and other drug outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment services for the Greater Washington County area. CVSAS offers services for adults and adolescents and their families.

Collaborative Solutions Corporation/Second Spring

Second Spring is a licensed, residential treatment facility dedicated to helping its residents develop and implement personal recovery plans that will help them become independent, contributing members of their communities.

A Virtual Community

A Virtual Community is a joint effort of AdCare Educational Institute and The New England Institute of Addiction Studies. Both organizations are dedicated to providing services to those working in the field of substance abuse and other allied professionals, as well as to those affected by substance abuse.

New England Institute of Addiction Studies (NEIAS)

NEIAS is dedicated to the education of professionals, volunteers, and the general public concerning alcohol and drug prevention and treatment issues.

Grass Roots Art and Community Effort (GRACE)

GRACE is a community arts organization that has worked with HowardCenter for many years providing weekly art workshops and exhibits.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Vermont

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Vermont's website contains information on mental illness.

National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Drug Abuse

The National Institute on Drug Abuse website contains helpful information about drug addiction, recovery, and prevention.

Federal Emergency Management Agency

The official website of FEMA contains information on preparing for disasters and how to apply for aid if affected.

Students FIRST

The Students FIRST Project is a county-wide collaboration of schools, families, mental health and other child serving systems working together to ensure that all Chittenden County children, youth, and their families have the social and emotional supports and services they need for healthy development and school success.

Washington County Mental Health Services, Inc.

Washington County Mental Health Services, Inc.  is a comprehensive community mental health center. WCMHS is one of ten agencies designated by Vermont Statute to assure that a comprehensive range of services are available for adults with mental illness, children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances, and people with developmental disabilities.

National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice

The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice was founded to promote awareness of the mental health needs of youth in contact with the juvenile justice system, and to help the field develop improved policies and practices to respond to these youth based on the best available research and practice.