Check out everything HCC has to share this month!
 ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ 
Monday, April 4th, 2022
Happy April!

Save the date for our annual Block Party on Wednesday, June 15th!

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 We can meet you at our office in The Junction Marketplace.

Em and Kelly
The HCC Team
If you or someone you know are interested in forming a Local Cannabis Control Board, please reach out to Emily at A Local Cannabis Control Board will give Hartford a bit more control over some of the nuances around how retail cannabis will be set up in town. For more information, watch this presentation from Kimberly Gilbert at the November Selectboard meeting, starting at minute 2:32:00
Learn More
DEA Take Back Day

We will be at the WRJ Coop Food Store on Saturday, April 30 from 10:00 - noon to securely collect all of your expired and unused prescription drugs and more. Vape cartridges, epi pens, and anything else you may clean out of your medicine cabinet will be accepted - no questions asked. Last April we collected a record 112lbs of meds - can we beat it this year?

The Hartford Police Department also has a medication drop box that can be accessed and used 24/7.
Watch "Like": A short film about finding balance in our digital world
LIKE explores the impact of social media on our lives and the effects of technology on the brain. Understanding that virtual connection is not going away and has many benefits, its goal is to inform, educate, and inspire people of all ages to self-regulate so they can enjoy balanced and fulfilled lives.

HCC has purchased viewing rights to this film from Indieflix until the end of the week - so watch it now! Run time is just over 45 minutes.
Viewing Link
Learn More
All Recovery Reimagined for TEENS!

All Recovery Reimagined for Teens begins on May 5th and all following Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30pm! There will be snacks! Meetings are located at the Upper Valley Turning Point on Olcott Drive.

If you, a friend, and/or family member(s) are struggling with any issues beyond your control and you need a safe space to talk about it, you are welcome and accepted at All Recovery!
The Upper Valley Turning Point is a welcoming, bright, and recovery-friendly, safe space with lots of fun activities! These meetings will have both female and male staff and are ongoing with no attendance requirements. 

Feel free to visit and get connected with the staff and ask any questions before May 5. You will need guardian permission to go to the center after school. Call the UVTPC at 802-295-5206.

Register and Learn More Here

Circle of Security Parenting Series

At times, all parents or caregivers feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us, or how to respond to their behavior. Parenting is a lifetime journey. Circle of Security benefits families with children of any age. 

This parenting series is designed to: 
Enhance understanding of your child’s emotional needs 
Learn how to read those needs 
Support your child’s ability to manage emotions 
Strengthen parent-child relationship 

This 8 week, virtual series meets on Zoom on Thursdays from 9:30-11am on April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26, June 2, June 9. The last session will be in person at Moonrise Therapeutics.  
Protect Your Brain!
Over 20 million Americans suffer from substance use disorders and 90% of Americans with a substance use disorder began using substances before the age of 18. Addiction is a disease that, for the vast majority of patients, begins in childhood. This is why it’s critical to remind them early, and often, that they can prevent addiction.

Adults play a critical role in adolescents’ decisions about substance use. This video series provides accessible guidance about preventing substance use disorders that can be shared by teachers, youth group leaders, coaches, and anyone who works directly with teens and adolescents.
Learn More

Postpartum Support

1 in 7 mothers experience depression or anxiety during pregnancy or postpartum.

Postpartum Support International (PSI) Coordinators are volunteers who offer caring and informed support and resources to moms and their families. They also provide information and resources for area providers who are caring for pregnant and postpartum families. Our area coordinator is Samantha Palmer, PMH-C. Please reach out to her with any questions or concerns. 

Samantha Palmer, PMH-C
(603) 558-7464
Deterra: Help Provide Safe Drug Disposal in Our Community

Now through April 30, anyone can request a free Deterra Pouch at and it will be mailed directly to their home. Each easy-to-use pouch can deactivate up to 90 pills, 12 ounces of liquid, or up to 12 patches. Plus, the plant-based pouch makes it safe to dispose of unused medications without harming the environment.

HCC also has Deterra pouches if you would like more than one.
Request Your Deterra Pouch
Learn More Here

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Follow along on Facebook or Instagram this month as we share statistics of how alcohol contributes to causing several types of cancer, accidents, and health care costs. 

We will also continue to share events and resources in the community as healthy alternatives to drinking!

We want you to #ShareYourShot! Email a photo of you getting your vaccine to to be featured on our social media accounts.
Make an Appointment to Get Vaccinated
COVID-19 Vaccination Updates
All Vermonters aged 5+ 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.
You received this email because you subscribed to our list. You can unsubscribe at any time.
​HCC PO Box 4343 White River Junction, VT 05001
PO Box 4343
White River Junction
United States of America

Powered by EmailOctopus