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Bringing Warmth To Those In Need

Despite the temperance of the recent winter, many of our less fortunate neighbors throughout Vermont struggled to pay their winter energy bills.  The current period of prolonged unemployment and sluggishness in the economy, coupled with the staggering devastation of Tropical Storm Irene, made the need for heating assistance enormous.  Our thanks to the many donors to the Gay & Lesbian Fund of Vermont who chose to support the WARMTH and CV Shareheat programs this past winter.

New Recipient: New Hampshire Public Radio

 

New Hampshire Public Radio was a recent first-time designee of funding through the Gay and Lesbian Fund of Vermont. NHPR is committed to bringing the residents of New Hampshire together to examine and explore the different realities of daily life experienced by citizens around the Granite State. We’re thrilled to add NHPR to the list of over 250 non-profits that have received funding through the Gay & Lesbian Fund of Vermont.

Safe Recovery Program At HowardCenter

The Safe Recovery Program at the HowardCenter in Burlington seeks to reduce drug-related harm among those who use opiates or other injectable drugs – including HIV and Hepatitis C transmission and drug overdose. Safe Recovery offers free HIV and Hepatitis C testing, access to safe injection supplies and disposal of used supplies, case management, counseling and outreach.

The Gay & Lesbian Fund of Vermont recently awarded the program funds to help them in their efforts.

Safe Recovery is located at 45 Clarke Street in Burlington. Please call 802.488.6103 for information on Safe Recovery or any of the HowardCenter’s health programs. If you are in crisis and need immediate assistance, please call 802.488.6400.

Thanks For Giving!

As the holiday season begins and the fiscal year comes to an end, we wanted to take a moment to take stock of what we’ve accomplished over the past 12 months.

In total, the Gay & Lesbian Fund of Vermont made 139 awards to nonprofits in FY 2011, ranging in size from $20 to $4,500. Our biggest recipients were: Continue reading

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