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Monday, October 3rd, 2022

The Community Conversations this spring provided some great insights and phase 2 will begin soon. Please keep an eye on our website for more information.

Keep up to date by following us on Facebook and Instagram (@hartford_community_coalition). If you have questions about HCC or anything highlighted in the newsletter, please reach out!

If you or someone you know would like a free bike helmet, winter jacket or medication lock box, please email [email protected] We can meet you at our office in The Junction Marketplace.

Em, Kelly and Amie
The HCC Team
If you utilized the summer meals program, please fill out this feedback survey for a chance to win one of ten Hannaford gift cards!
October is Bullying Prevention Month: Watch the Upstanders film for free this week!
HCC is pleased to offer The Upstanders to our community until October 10th.

The 54-minute film explores all sides of cyber-bullying, from the bullies themselves, to their parents and psychologists.

We encourage you to share this viewing link widely!

To view, you will have to click the button below and "log into my account" which only asks for your email address. Please be in touch if you run into any technical difficulties!
Watch Here
Are you in middle or high school and want to make meaningful change? Sign up for Getting to Y and UMatter!
The Youth Risk Behavioral Survey (YRBS) is an anonymous survey that middle and high school students take bi-annually. HMMS students most recently filled this out in October 2021. The data are analyzed at the school and state level by question.

"Why RBS" students analyze YRBS data from their school and decide on one or two metrics they can work to improve at their school and receive funding to do so! Examples include bullying, vaping, nutrition, and mental health.

This program is a collaboration between the HMMS Student Assistance Professional, Janet Potter, HHS Student Assistance Professional, Sue Olmsted, the Hartford Community Coalition (HCC), and VT UP for Learning. If your student would like to participate, they are more than welcome!

Please email Kelly Clements at [email protected] to join!
Halloweenie Movie Night

Join HCC and Parks + Rec at Lyman Point Park on Friday, October 7th, at 5:00pm for a night of Halloweenie fun!

There will be hot dog roasting over the fire, art and crafts, popcorn, face-painting and a showing of Hocus Pocus on the big outdoor screen at dusk!

Bring your favorite mug for hot cocoa!
Free Cricket Cell Phones at the Haven
On every other Tuesday from 9am-12pm the Haven will have a representative from Cricket Wireless at a table out front to help people sign up for free cell phone service, provide info and answer questions.
This service is through the Federal Affordable Connectivity program, and the eligibility is similar to the phone program the Haven was working with before. The company – Cricket – is different though, and because Cricket uses the ATT network (rather than T Mobile) so service will be better.
You can speed up the process of getting a phone by applying online ahead of time at acpbenefit.org. If you meet the income eligibility you'll get a verification code to give to Cricket. You can also just show up at the Haven and talk to the Cricket rep.
If you already have a phone through the previous Lifeline program, but are not able to use it because of service issues, you should be able to switch to Cricket.
Start Applying
Circle of Parents Support Groups
Circle of Parents is a professionally facilitated, peer led support group for parents and other caregivers which meet once a week virtually. Groups offer support to families who are sharing similar experiences and help to decrease isolation.

Ongoing Groups:

Circle of Parents with Children in Foster Care (Tuesdays at 10am)

Circle of Parents in Recovery (Wednesdays at 5pm) 

Circle of Parents with Children Identifying as LGBTQ (Thursdays at 12)

Circle for Adoptive & Post-Permanent Families (Thursdays at 5:00 pm)

Circle of Parents for Single Moms (Thursdays at 5:30 pm)

Circle of Parents of Teens (Thursdays at 7:30pm)
For more info or to join a group: 1-800-CHILDREN or [email protected]
Get the Toolkit

Free: Microlearning Toolkit: Vaping Prevention 101

Brush up on your knowledge with this series of short lessons on vaping and prevention!

Each lesson consists of a 5-10 minute video followed by a brief quiz. Topics include: effects of nicotine on the adolescent brain, public health implications of youth ENDS use and why vaping/e-cigarette use appeals to youth.

Recovery in the Answer Conference
October 18th is getting closer and Recovery Partners of VT (formerly the VT Recovery Network) has a diverse and exciting line up for their conference  Recovery is the Answer!

All community partners and staff are welcome to attend at no cost.  Please register today to ensure a seat at the event, it is filling quickly.

To register, choose a member ticket for $0, and further down on the registration form where it asks for member organization affiliation enter "Upper Valley Turning Point".
Register Here
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