Pathways Vermont works very hard to build new programs and initiatives that create options, choice and non-coercive resources for Vermonters experiencing mental health and other life challenges. The work we do is often contingent upon continued support and funding of government and agencies on a local, state and even federal level. While we wish we had endless amounts of time to provide education and advocacy for our initiatives, there are simply enough hours in the day!
We look to our friends and supporters in the community to help us spread the good word about Pathways and its programs. If you have seen the impact of Pathways and its services on your community or even if you believe in the values our programming embodies, we ask that you consider letting others know how you feel.
The following are advocacy effort that we are looking for help with:
Support Continued Housing First Services in Vermont
We are actively working for continued funding through the state of Vermont once our federal funding (a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Agency SAMHSA) ends in just under 10 months. We are looking to the state of Vermont to pick up the $800K of funding required to keep our current program – supporting over 200 Vermonters – remain operational.
Tell your legislators that you support continued funding for Housing First in the State of Vermont
Learn About our Cause
Pathways Vermont is, at it’s heart, a group of dedicated individuals who are committed to creating change in their local communities. Many of the issues we face on a daily basis in our work, including homelessness, mental health crisis, substance use & addiction, and poverty, are truly community issues that require community solutions. For this reason, we are invested in providing our communities with resources and information to empower them to join us in our efforts to address these pervasive issues.
Follow Us on Social Media
There is a lot of information about the issues of homelessness, mental health, and other issues that Pathways works with out there. It can be hard to swallow so much of it. That is why we are committed to sharing thought-provoking and well-articulated articles on these complex issues and their impact on the communities we serve via our social media. Like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on these issues and on Pathways work in the community. Follow our twitter for a concise feed of interesting articles.
Sign Up for Our Mailing List
Our monthly eNewsletters bring you the best of the preceding month at Pathways Vermont. When signing up you can also sign up to receive program-specific content in addition to the general newsletter – stating your interest in specific content is the best way to let us know what you want to hear. It is our promise to never share your information or overload your inbox. You can also unsubscribe or change your mailing preferences at any time! Email [email protected] for more information on our mailing list.
Invite Us to Speak to Your Group
We are invested in giving all members of the community opportunities to educate and inform themselves about our work and the social issues it interfaces with on a daily basis. That is why we have given presentations and trainings to community partners, mental health agencies, public officials and neighborhood organizations in the past. We are so lucky to have a lot of in-house expertise on subjects including housing first, harm reduction, hearing voices, trauma-informed care and many more. To arrange a speaking event with your group please contact Pat Gallagher at [email protected].