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Spectrum Testifies for Mental Health

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Deteriorating mental health among young adults is a serious by-product of the COVID-19 pandemic that is likely to have long-lasting implications. Studies in the last year have found that youth report increased rates of depression, anxiety, loneliness, suicidality, and substance use. Today, Spectrum’s Manager of Riverstone Counseling, Kristen Breault-Bolio, testified in front of the Vermont …
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Detail Works Makes National News

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Detail Works, our social enterprise that teaches youth the soft skills they need to thrive in the workplace, was on CBS Mornings, the national award-winning news broadcast! In October of 2021, CBS news correspondent Christina Ruffini and her crew came to Vermont to interview the team at Detail Works. The 4-minute spot  reached over 3 …
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Vermont is struggling to provide mental health counseling, especially for young people

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Read this recent article by Dan D’Ambrosio from the Burlington Free Press, on the increased need for mental health counseling throughout the state of Vermont. The article centers Riverstone Counseling’s challenges in meeting the mental health needs of Spectrum’s youth. Vermont is facing a perfect storm of increased need for mental health counseling, especially among …
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The Multicultural Youth Program was Selected to Receive a 2021 “Summer Matters for All” Grant

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[Burlington, VT]—The Multicultural Youth Program at Spectrum Youth & Family Services was recently selected to receive $57,000 in funding from the Summer Matters for All Grant program. According to Governor Phil Scott, the Summer Matters for All Grant Program will support programs in 13 Vermont counties with the goal of expanding access to summer enrichment …
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