Howard Center Clinician Receives KidSafe Collaborative Award
Melissa McConnell, School Services Clinician at the Orchard elementary School, received the Gregory Packan Award for Outstanding Children's Advocacy at the annual KidSafe Collaborative Awards Ceremony on April 16. In nominating Melissa, Assistant Director of Howard Center School Services, said, "She knows how family and community can strongly influence academicsuccess, so in addition to the time she devotes to school based supports, she is equally as invested in change beyond the school's walls."
Melissa is one of 50 Howard Center School Services clinicians who provide support to students attending Chittenden County schools.
Howard Center Staff Present at TEDx Talks
Kudos to our Howard Center staff, Gail Rafferty and Tracey Girdich, who joined other community professionals to discuss "Growing Up," the theme of the February 6 TEDx Talk in Burlington, sponsored by Let's Grow Kids and Building Bright Futures.
Gail Rafferty's talk: “Parenting: A Completely Natural and Improbable Undertaking.”
Tracey Girdich's talk: "The Beggar at the Door: an Invitation to Enchantment."
Street Outreach Program Receives National Award
Howard Center’s Street Outreach Program is one of only 10 programs nationwide to be recognized as a Program of Excellence by the Hospital Charitable Services Awards, an initiative sponsored by Jackson Healthcare to recognize exceptional hospital community programs. As a founding partner, The University of Vermont Medical Center nominated the Street Outreach Program for its achievements in improving the health of the local Burlington community.
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Photo: Street Outreach Interventionist Tammy Boudah receives award from Charles Evans, Chairman of the Hospital Charitable Services Award Committee.
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