Happy May! Please help HCC by taking one of our community surveys!
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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023
Happy April!

Save the date for our annual Block Party at Lyman Point Park on Wednesday, June 21st and remember to Celebrate Smart this prom season!

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

Em, Amie and Kelly
The HCC Team
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Do you have 5 minutes? Take one of our Community Stakeholder Surveys
The Hartford Community Coalition would greatly appreciate it if you spent 5 - 10 minutes to anonymously share your feedback as we engage in our strategic planning process. With your help we will identify ways to improve our services and the impact that HCC is having across our community.

If your relationship with HCC is primarily as a parent/caregiver, please take this survey.

If you are a community member, HCC volunteer, or attended any of our community conversations, please take this survey.

More information and the survey links can also be found on our website at hccvt.org. Thank you!
Getting to Y: HHS Data Analysis Retreat
The Hartford High School Getting to Y group held their YRBS Data Analysis Retreat in April.

Strengths identified were that at 228 HHS students get most As and Bs and that only 3.9% of HHS students drove under the influence in the last month.

Concerns were that 35% of HHS students have had depressive/suicidal thoughts, that only 49% of HHS students feel it is wrong to use cannabis, and that only half of HHS students feel like they matter.

Next, the students will decide on a project to address the causes of their concerns!
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

When it comes to mental health, small actions equal big impact.

  • If you are worried about your mental health or are worried about someone you know, there are resources and people out there who are willing to help, no matter what your situation is. You can always call or text 988 for help.
  • Talking about mental health helps promote acceptance and encourages people to seek help.
  • Whether we share resources, encourage others to seek help, or simply are there for someone when they need us, we instill hope and can help others to reach out when they need to most.
The Ever Changing Appearance of Vapes
These are photos of vapes (e-cigarettes, ENDS) confiscated from students at Hartford High School this spring.

As a reminder, no one under 18 is allowed to purchase vapes and the HHS policy does not allow use or possession of them in school.

Vapes contain high levels of nicotine. They are extremely addictive and can harm developing brains, well into one's 20s.
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TRORC Regional Conversation (Virtual)
Please join TRORC for a regional conversation about the wide range of equity challenges we’re facing in our communities.  What unmet needs do we see in our communities, and how can we respond? What would it look and feel like to be part of a community that cares for everyone?  How can we strengthen our communities so that everyone has access to the resources, support, and opportunities they need to thrive?
               
Thursday, May 4th, 6:30 – 8pm
 
This virtual gathering will be a “municipal listening session”; municipal leaders are invited to listen without making any comments. A panel of service providers, advocacy organizations, and community volunteers from across our region will discuss the unmet needs they see in our communities, especially those faced by marginalized groups. Panelists will also share ideas for collectively addressing these challenges and building more equitable communities. Interested members of the public will have an opportunity to share their reflections as well.
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