a photograph of a stately building with a golden dome, possibly a state capitol or similar government structure, symbolizing legislative authority. Overlaid on the image is the logo of Howard Center on the left with the tagline "Help is here." To the right, there's a call to action that reads "Help by taking action." This is followed by the phrase "Legislative Advocacy" in large text, suggesting a focus on policy work related to mental health, substance use treatment, and developmental services. The design uses Howard Center's brand colors, with the text and elements set against a teal background at the bottom.

Legislative Advocacy

Help by taking action.
Advocating for mental health, substance use treatment, and developmental services.

Join Us at Two Influential Legislative Advocacy Events in January

Howard Center is a member of Vermont Care Partners, a statewide network of nonprofit agencies that provide mental health, substance use, and developmental disabilities services and care, and advocate for legislation to benefit the people we serve.

This advocacy work is essential for shaping laws and regulations that directly affect the individuals and communities served by Howard Center and for securing funding for programs and services Vermonters rely on. By voicing concerns and recommendations to legislators, Howard Center, its partners, and members of the community can ensure that the needs and rights of those receiving services are represented and addressed, ultimately contributing to the betterment of health and social service systems in Vermont.

legislative advocacy graphic of people standing outside statehouse advocating

1. Nonprofit Legislative Day 2024

When: January 25, 2024 | 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Where: Montpelier (multiple locations)

Join us in Montpelier for a day of empowerment and action. Engage with panel discussions, understand the legislative process, and connect with policymakers. Celebrate and support the crucial activities of Vermont’s nonprofits.

Learn more and register here.

2. 9th Annual Mental Health Advocacy Day

When: January 29, 2024 | 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Where: Virtual via Zoom Webinar

Advocate for mental health in our virtual event. Participate in panel discussions, share your experiences, and contribute to legislative testimonies. This year’s theme, “Welcoming and Caring Communities – Belonging for All,” focuses on creating supportive environments.

Learn more and register here.

Howard Center is proud to support these critical events. Together, let’s make a difference for mental health and non-profit support in Vermont!