Vermont Business Magazine Howard Center recently received a $20,000 grant from the Marion E. Kenworthy – Sarah H Swift Foundation for its Intensive Family Based Services Program. The primary goal of the program is to preserve the family unit and to reunify families when placement has occurred. As the only program of its kind in Chittenden County, the Intensive Family Based Services Program is an important part of a countywide effort to keep children out of state custody, foster care, group care, and residential mental health placements. Last year, 112 clients and families received support, and 94% of children served were able to remain in their home following IFBS services.
Ruth D’Angelo, Director of Family and Community Programs, says, “The Foundation has been a supporter of our programs and services for more than a decade. Their continued commitment to the work we do has a lasting impact for the children and families in our community.”
For more information, contact Martie Majoros at 488-6911 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last year, Howard Center helped 16,000 people in over 60 locations and six counties with their mental health needs, substance use conditions, and developmental disabilities. Howard Center’s 24/7/365 mobile crisis service, First Call for Chittenden County, relies on one team and one number, 802-488-7777, to meet the needs of Chittenden County children, adults, and families in crisis. Howard Center is a funded agency of the United Way of Northwest Vermont. www.howardenter.org. Help is here.
Source: Howard Center 2.1.2018