Orleans and Northern Essex COVID 19 Response Team

Newport – Over the past several weeks, led by many area executive directors and leaders, the Orleans and Northern Essex (ONE) COVID 19 Response Team was formed to keep residents informed and safe. The team’s goal is to assess the needs of those in our community who are affected by COVID 19; and to do what we need to do to respond effectively to meet the need. As part of the larger team there are several subcommittees each being led by a lead agency. The seven subcommittees include Food Accessibility, Outreach/Resource, Schools,,… Read More

Downtown Newport, Vermont is Bustling this July with Activities for All

Newport, Vermont – With a string of warm, sunny days alongside cool, rainy nights bringing us well into the summer months, Newport is bustling with activities for all ages. Coming off of the success of 4th of July festivities, this week residents and visitors alike can look no further than Newport City for art shows, educational classes, live music and even a pool tournament in addition to youth programming. There is truly something for all ages. Wednesdays on the Waterfront (WOW) is back on July 10th featuring live music from the Funky… Read More

Prevention Champion Awards 2019

On Thursday, May 1st members of the St Johnsbury and Newport Regional Prevention Partnerships received Prevention Champion Awards from Prevention Works! at the Vermont State House. Below please find remarks from Sunny Naughton and Cheryl Chandler and a slide show of photos from the event! Northeast Kingdom Regional Prevention Partnerships (RPP) Cheryl: My name is Cheryl Chandler, the Regional Prevention Partnerships Coordinator at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury. Thank you to Prevention Works VT for this award and congratulations to our colleagues who have also received awards.  We are accepting… Read More

Tea and Tales with ie facilitation – session two, May 11th

Thanks to ie facilitation for expanding upon what you can expect in our second session of Tea and Tales: Free Write (stream of consciousness) or Writing to a Prompt are useful journaling strategies. During a workshop, I usually use one of these methods as a starting point. What comes next is intended to produce a deeper dive into self-exploration and awareness. On April 13th, we started with what I call Iceberg Write (stream of consciousness writing to find what is on the surface of our awareness). This moved us to finding a… Read More

2019 Vermont Prevention Champion Awards

We are pleased to announce that the Regional Prevention Partnerships (RPP) of the Northeast Kingdom have been selected to be recognized as one of the 2019 Vermont Prevention Champions! Thanks to Lori and Prevention Works! for this recognition! This includes the RPP of St. Johnsbury, Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (NVRH) and the RPP of Newport, Northeast Kingdom Learning Services (NEKLS).  Together, these RPPs serve Orleans, Caledonia, and Essex counties.  The RPP grants are a customized regional response to reduce alcohol and drug use among adolescents, teens, and young adults in collaboration with the State of… Read More