Did you know that Vermont ranks second in the country in per capita admissions for treatment for addiciton to prescription opiates? Did you know that the number of Vermonters seeking treatment for opiate addiction in 2010 was up 21% from 2008 and up 300% from 2005? Prescription drug abuse in Vermont has reached epidemic proportions. While state officials work on overhauling how these drugs are prescribed and tracked, and how criminality is prosecuted, our state confronts an epidemic, and the need for services has never been greater.
HowardCenter leads fight to treat people in need, providing in-patient services for alcohol and drug addiction. For many, the Center is the first, and last, line of defense. Howard Center also cares for children and adults with developmental disabilities (including autism) who lack much needed resources. The work that the organization performs makes a real difference in the lives of those they treat, and in turn, our community.
On behalf of HowardCenter, I appeal to you to help confront these very serious issues. By supporting the 2012 Curling Challenge you will be making a real and lasting difference within our community. To make a donation, click on the "Donate" button at the bottom of this page. If you prefer to send a check, please make it payable to HowardCenter, and mail it to the address below with a note that you would like to contribute to my fundraising efforts.
I've been top individual fund raiser for each of the first two years that this event has been held, and with your help I'd like to go for three in a row. I am very grateful for your support.
208 Flynn Ave., Suite 3J
Burlington, VT 05041