Healthy Lamoille Valley
Healthy Lamoille Valley is a coalition of individuals and community organizations working collaboratively to prevent and reduce youth substance misuse and encourage youth to make substance free healthy choices. We are a program of the nonprofit Lamoille Family Center, one of 15 Parent Child Centers across the state providing a network of care for children, families and youth. Primarily grant-funded, we were awarded a Drug Free Communities Grant (DFC) in 2019.
Young people who use alcohol, marijuana, tobacco and other substances are more likely to develop substance dependency in their lifetime than those who delay use until after age 21 or later. 40% of young people who begin using before the age of 15 will develop a substance dependency issue while the risk drops to 7% when use occurs after age 21.
Recognizing that the adolescent years are one of the most critical for brain development, we come together as youth, parents, educators, health providers, and community members to reduce youth substance use in our communities, schools, and towns.
Healthy Lamoille Valley staff are bound to the Certified Prevention Specialist Code of Ethics. We seek to weave these principles into all our work.
Vision: Lamoille Valley is a safe, supportive and healthy community.
Mission: Healthy Lamoille Valley is a coalition of individuals and community organizations working collaboratively to reduce youth substance misuse and encourage youth to make substance free healthy choices.
Service Area: Healthy Lamoille Valley serves the communities of: Belvidere, Cambridge, Craftsbury, Eden, Elmore, Greensboro, Hardwick, Hyde Park, Jeffersonville, Johnson, Morrisville, Stannard, Stowe, Waterville, Wolcott, Woodbury
Coordinator: Jessica Bickford, firstname.lastname@example.org, (802) 730-6599
Policy and Community Outreach Coordinator: Alison Link, email@example.com, (802) 851-0760
Youth Substance Prevention Coordinator: Brian Duda, firstname.lastname@example.org, (802) 448-2317
Communications Coordinator: Em Delaney, email@example.com
Mailing Address: Healthy Lamoille Valley, 480 Cadys Falls Road, Morrisville, VT 05561
( see also our Healthy Lamoille Valley Coalition Partners page)