Helpful Links

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

An association dedicated to helping children and families around the globe, containing a list of resources to help children cope with loss, trauma, and violence.

American Academy of Pediatrics

This organization is committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Their website contains information regarding the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) many programs and activities; their policies and guidelines; their publications; and other child health resources.

Behavioral Health Network of Vermont

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

Burlington Supportive Housing Initiatives

The mission of the Burlington Supportive Housing Initiatives, Inc. is to strengthen the Chittenden County community by supporting affordable housing opportunities and helping low-income people living in subsidized housing improve their quality of life through personal and economic self-sufficiency. Program activities focus on the needs of low-income housing communities and programs operated or assisted by the Burlington Housing Authority (BHA).

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.

Federal Emergency Management Agency

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

Grass Roots Art and Community Effort (GRACE)

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

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI VT)

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

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.

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.

National Parent Helpline

The National Parent Helpline provides resources and emotional support from a trained advocate, helping parents become empowered and stronger.

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.

United Way of Northwest Vermont

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

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 Howard Center programs.

Vermont Association for Mental Health

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

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 Health

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

Vermont Department of Labor

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

Vermont Department of Mental Health

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

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.