United Way of Northwest Vermont
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Prevention Network

In December of 2021, United Way of Northwest Vermont launched the Northwest Vermont Regional Prevention Network as part of a 5-year strategic plan to unify the region around a holistic and comprehensive approach to preventing substance misuse among youth and young adults. This work is funded by Prevention Center of Excellence (PCE) grant awarded to United Way through the Vermont Division of Substance Use Programs.

Northwest Vermont Regional Prevention Network meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month from 2:30 to 4 PM. Join 200+ community members engaging in this work by filling out the form at the bottom of this webpage. You will receive updates and invitations to monthly Prevention Network meetings where you can learn about local programs, projects, and initiatives focused on youth and young adult substance misuse prevention efforts.

Prevention Center of Excellence sub-grants

As part of our PCE grant, United Way of Northwest Vermont sub-awarded $180,000 in 2022 to local organizations and programs in support of their efforts to reduce substance misuse among youth and young adults in Vermont.

The grants support local efforts focused on:

  • Priority Populations: Services and programs focused on priority populations including youth and young adults who identify as Black, Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQ+, and/or those from households with limited financial means.

  • Retail Cannabis: Activities and initiatives focused on helping communities and families prepare for Retail Cannabis.

  • Amplifying Youth Voices: Activities and initiatives focused on amplifying youth and young adult voice in design and planning of prevention programs and activities and in the operations of the Regional Network.

  • Overdose to Action (OD2A): Expanding capacity and filling gaps in supports and services for people in recovery across Northwest Vermont.


Get involved

Please complete the form below if you would like more information on this project and to sign up to get updates and receive invitations to monthly Prevention Network meetings.

 

    Our Strategic Plan

    The plan aims to unify the region around a holistic and comprehensive approach to preventing substance misuse among youth.

    Download the PCE Strategic Plan

    United Way of Northwest Vermont*** September 16, 2022