In the Media

Howard Center Hires Deanna Ryerson as a New Director of Crisis
August 15, 2017

Howard Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Deanna Ryerson, Ph.D., as director of crisis, following a competitive search and selection process. Read more . . .

Naloxone Program Continues to Save Lives, Despite Deepening Crisis
August 13, 2017

People have reported reversing more than 1,200 overdoses since December 2013 with free naloxone provided by the state, according to the program’s director. . . . Safe Recovery, a needle exchange in downtown Burlington operated by the Howard Center, is by far the largest distribution site, having passed out 71 percent of the 3,286 naloxone kits distributed thus far in 2017, according to the organization’s internal figures and those released by the Health Department. Read more . . .

This is About Safety: Preventing Gun Suicides in Vermont
August 10, 2017

An analysis of gun deaths in Vermont over a six-year period showed that 89 percent of those deaths were suicides. Public health experts say they aren't surprised by that number and are trying to find ways to reduce it.

"All the time we're saying this isn't about gun rights — this is about safety," said Charlotte McCorkel, project director of integration at Howard Center in Burlington. Read more . . .

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