Lake Champlain Waldorf School Student Creates Journals for Howard Center
Bevin Dean, a student at the Lake Champlain Waldorf School, recently created and donated 90 hand-made journals to Howard Center. Bevin is in her senior year at the school, and her work to create the journals was part of a 40-hour community service project. In selecting Howard Center, Bevin made a deliberate and thoughtful choice as journaling can be used as part of the therapeutic process and offer the opportunity for personal growth and development.
Catherine Simonson, Howard Center Chief Client Service Officer said, “We are delighted with Bevin’s creativity and thoughtfulness. Her project and initiative are commendable and her service and spirit in giving back is a model for others. The journals she created are not only beautiful but will be a gift for the people we serve.” Catherine and Amanda Tanner, Clinical Supervisor at Howard Center, accepted the journals from Bevin at a recent meeting this fall.
Howard Center’s mission is to help people and communities thrive by providing supports and services to address mental health, substance use, and developmental needs. With a staff of 1600 in more than 60 locations, Howard Center is the state’s designated agency for Chittenden County and the largest community-based service agency in the state.