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Wednesday, February 9th, 2022
Happy February!

Our website got a makeover! Visit to learn more about HCC and the resources we offer.

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 or medication lock box, please email [email protected] We can meet you at our office in The Junction Marketplace.

Em and Kelly
The HCC Team

Events in Our Community

Cannabis Retail in Hartford 
Town Meeting is February 26 and Voting Day is March 1.

Community members in Hartford, VT will vote on whether to allow retail cannabis stores to open in the Town of Hartford on March 1, 2022. We urge you to follow these links to read more about topics of concern to Hartford community members before the vote:

1. Why do we use the term “cannabis” instead of “marijuana”?

2. How will cannabis be sold in Vermont?

3. How can I talk with my kids about cannabis, and what resources can HCC provide to help?

4. What do adults aged 21 or over need to know about retail cannabis and safer cannabis use?
Register for "The 411 on Cannabis Edibles" on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 12 PM ET

Youth Mental Health First Aid

HCC is proud to offer youth mental health first aid training taught by certified trainers, Kelly Clements, MPH, and Emily Zanleoni, LCMHC, NCC. 

Why should you sign up? 
Today, 1 in 5 adolescents will experience a mental health issue. 75% of mental health disorders begin by the age of 24. Despite the prevalence of mental health disorders, only 7% of youth receive screening or treatment. 

Trainees will receive a 3-year certification to become a first aider to recognize signs and help refer to professionals.

We are currently accepting registrations for a future training. Contact Kelly at [email protected] to hold your spot.


Youth Mental Health & Vaping
Learn messaging strategies for converging crises. 

In this new 1-hour webinar, experts will discuss evidence-based communications strategies for disassociating vaping as a mental health benefit and empowering teens to see how vaping can harm–rather than help–their mental health. You’ll learn:

Evidence-based messaging strategies that empathize with teens and their mental health struggles.

How to equip and empower teens with positive resources that normalize quitting.

How to neutralize the link between youth mental health and vaping.
Register for the FREE March 8, 1:00pm training here
Free LGBTQ+ Health Clinics

Free health clinics are open to underinsured and uninsured LGBTQ+ residents of the Upper Valley at Good Neighbor Health Clinic on the 2nd Thursday of every month from 5:00-7:00pm. 

February's clinic is on the 10th. Call Good Neighbor at 802-295-1868 to make an appointment.
Free Vaccine Clinics in the Upper Valley
JCPenney Building:
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00am - 6:00pm. All vaccines and boosters available.

Hartford State Offices; 118 Prospect Street, WRJ:
Tuesdays and Thursdays through February 17 (except January 27). 
9:30am - 1:15pm: All adult vaccines and boosters.
2:00pm - 4:00pm: Pediatric vaccines and boosters and adult Pfizer.
Walk ins are welcome, pre-registration on the VDH website is also an option.

Good Neighbor Health Center: 
All vaccines and boosters available by appointment. Call 1-800-578-2050 to schedule an appointment.
Still Unclear on Vaping?

Listen to a pediatrician break it down!

Renewed Resource for Vermont Homeowners in Need of Financial Assistance
VHFA is managing this program. The Homeowners Assistance Program can include assistance with overdue mortgage payments, homeowners’ association fees, property taxes, and/or utilities.
Learn More
Register Here: Tuesday's March 8th-29th 9:30-11:30AM Classes will be held on ZOOM
Circle of Security: Free Parenting Series

At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you.

The Circle of Security® Parenting program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.

Learning Objectives of the Training:
• Understand your child’s emotional world by learning to read the emotional needs
• Support your child’s ability to successfully manage emotions
• Enhance the development of your child's self esteem
• Honor your innate wisdom and desire for your child to be secure

We want you to #ShareYourShot! Email a photo of you getting your vaccine to [email protected] to be featured on our social media accounts.
Make an Appointment to Get Vaccinated
COVID-19 Vaccination Updates
All Vermonters aged 12+, part-time Vermont residents, and out-of-state VT college students are eligible for vaccination.

Click here to schedule an appointment online or call 855-722-7878.

Homebound Vermonters may call 833-722-0860 to arrange for in-home vaccination.

There are special vaccine clinics for Vermonters of color and their households.


If you have lost a family member to COVID-19, you may be eligible for up to $9,000 of funeral assistance. Click here to learn how to apply.
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