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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022

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, Kelly & Amie
The HCC Team
It's time to start thinking about back to school! There is no time like the present to start talking to your kids about making safe and healthy choices, no matter how old they are. Check out this article about helping adolescents transition into and out of high school, for parents, caregivers, and family members.
Welcome to the HCC team, Amie!
We are happy to share that Amie Wunderlich joined the HCC team as our Projects Director earlier this summer. Welcome, Amie!! We are grateful to be able to fund this position through a donation from the Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation.

Amie will be continuing the work started by the Community Conversations that HCC hosted in early May and working on additional projects as well. You may have met her at the Block Party in June and will see her at other events throughout the year. Read her bio on our website, here! Her email address is [email protected]
Sign Ups
Summer Meals

There is still a week left in the Take A Bite Out of Hunger summer meals program. If you or someone you know would appreciate some meals next week, please sign up here.

Over 20 dedicated volunteers have given nearly 200 hours of their time to pack and deliver nearly 20,000 meals since June 20th! We are sooo grateful to our fantastic volunteers.

This program would not have run as smoothly as it did without the Abbey Group kitchen crew who prepared every single meal. Tanya, Stephanie, and Joann - thank you!!

Cassandra North, our Program Coordinator, and Kevin Leduc, our Delivery Driver also have made the program what it is. The days flow seamlessly and efficiently when Cass and Kevin are there.
Thursday Night Pool Parties
Hartford Community Coalition and Hartford Parks & Rec has teamed up to offer weekly Pool Parties for kids.

Join us this Thursday, August 4th, for a Game Stop gift card raffle!

Join us for a fun night of swimming, music, friends, snacks, and games at the New Sherman Manning Aquatic Facility behind the High School.

Drop off starts at 5:30pm. Make sure you check in with a staff member
Ages: 10-17Pool
Time: 5:30pm -7:30pm
Parents/Guardians must pick-up by 7:45pm

Pre-registration is required.
Movies in the Park: Spiderman No Way Home

Join us at dusk on Friday, August 26 for Spiderman: No Way Home at Lyman Point Park. HCC will have popcorn - all you need is a chair or blanket! 


The NEW 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

In 2020, the U.S. had one death by suicide every 11 minutes. For people ages 10–34, suicide is a leading cause of death. From April 2020 through April 2021, over 100,000 people died from drug overdoses.

On July 16, the Upper Valley joined the rest of the United States in beginning to use the 988 dialing code. 988 is the new three-digit number for call (multiple languages), text or chat (English only) that connects people to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, where compassionate, accessible care and support are available for anyone experiencing mental health–related distress. The chat feature will be available through the Lifeline’s website. People can use 988 if they are having thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crises, or any other kind of emotional distress. People can also dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

*The 988 call center routes calls by area code, which means that someone calling from an area code outside of Vermont will reach a call center in the area code's corresponding state.

Consider 988 an addition to other 3-digit responses such as 911 and 211.
Ice Cream Social at the Bugbee Center
As the saying goes, “a balanced diet is an ice cream in each hand.” The Bugbee Center will be having an ice cream social at the Center on Friday, August 5 right after lunch at 1:00 and it’s all thanks to Mascoma Bank!


Free Webinar Recording

Watch: Promoting Family Resilience to Prevent Emotional, Mental and Behavioral Problems: A look at Structural Barriers and Facilitators for Intervention Delivery

1 hour
Watch Here
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 and Register Here

Free Training Opportunities

This August, the Office of Social & Emotional Wellness has partnered with the Search Institute to offer school staff, educators, and caregivers five FREE virtual training opportunities and one in-person train-the-trainer workshop designed to build skills and knowledge around how to help youth thrive.  

The five virtual trainings include: Developmental Assets – The Power of One, The Power of Many (Aug. 16 & 18, 9-10:30am);
Intro to Developmental Assets (Aug. 19, 9-10:30am);
Igniting Sparks (Aug. 22 & 23, 9-10:30am);
Engaging Families (Aug. 23 & 25, 9-11am);
Intentional Relationships (Aug. 25 & 26, 9-11am).  

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