Howard Center Presents Final Session in the Spring Community Education Series Conference on May 9

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Burlington, VT—Howard Center ‘s Spring Community Education Series will conclude on Thursday, May 9, with a screening of the documentary “God Knows Where I Am.” The film, which chronicles the haunting story of one woman's struggle with mental health challenges, will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Sandra Steingard, Howard Center’s Chief Medical Officer. Panelists include Leslie Nelson, a START Team Leader and Peer Recovery coach; John J. McCullough, III, Project Director of Vermont’s Mental Health Law Project; and community member Heidi Wetherbee. The screening is free and open to the public.

The screening is at the Main Street Landing Film House in Burlington and will begin at 6:00 p.m.  The Spring Series is presented by Geri Reilly Real Estate with support from Vermont Community Access Media (VCAM), Dealer.com, Main Street Landing, and Vermont PBS, a co-sponsor of “God Knows Where I Am.”

Visit www.howard center.org to view archived recordings of previous community education sessions and information about upcoming events, including Howard Center’s Annual Conference on June 3.

ABOUT HOWARD CENTER: Howard Center has a long and rich history as a trusted provider in the community. With a legacy spanning more than 150 years, we have been providing progressive, compassionate, high-quality care and supports to those in need. Today, we offer an array of mental health, substance use, and developmental services across the lifespan.  As Vermont’s largest social service organization, our 1,600 staff help more than 16,000 people each year in over 60 locations throughout Vermont in collaboration with hundreds of community partners. Howard Center’s 24/7/365 crisis service, First Call for Chittenden County, is available to meet the needs of Chittenden County children, adults, and families in crisis by calling 802-488-7777. Howard Center is a funded agency of United Way of Northwest Vermont. www.howardenter.org. Help is here.

Howard Center, the recipient of the 2019 Excellence in Addictions Treatment Award from the National Council for Behavioral Health, is a regional and national leader in mental health and substance use treatment, most recently known for the creation of the hub and spoke model for opioid treatment and committed to improving access to quality care that is inclusive and available for all community members.

Date: 
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 6:00pm