BURLINGTON, VT—Howard Center is pleased to announce that it will present the 2019 Help is Here Award to Senator Patrick Leahy at its annual Help is Here Award Celebration on October 11. The award honors an individual whose contributions personify Howard Center’s mission and demonstrate a passion for those served by the organization. As a distinguished statesman, Senator Leahy’s over forty years of service in the U.S. Senate has always focused on improving the lives of Vermonters, the cornerstone of Howard Center’s mission.
Senator Leahy said: “This recognition from Howard Center is an honor, and it’s personally so meaningful to me. Like all Vermonters, I’m grateful for their commitment to helping thousands of Vermonters who are affected by mental health conditions, substance use, and developmental disabilities. Howard Center has long been a leader in meeting the needs of our communities, and those needs are far more diverse and challenging today than they were even a decade ago. The team at Howard Center shows us how it can be done, and I am proud to support their vital work.”
The award will be presented at the fourth annual Help is Here Award celebration on Friday, October 11 from 5:30-8:00 PM at the University of Vermont Alumni House.