My name is Abby and I work for a non-profit organization called Pathways Vermont. Our mission is to provide housing for individuals who experience chronic homelessness and who have or are at risk of having a psychiatric disability as well as transforming the mental health system through things like having a peer support center, a statewide warm line, and a space for crisis diversion. We provide supportive services in the areas of mental health, physical health, substance abuse, education, and employment to help with recovery and community integration.
Pathways Vermont is having a fundraiser called Auction For Access where we will raise money to help with our multiple missions. We could improve our services from using the money to buy furniture to fill people's houses and materials to enhance our peer drop-in center called The Wellness Co-op, to kicking off our new projects (the peer-run warm line for people to receive non-crisis related support and the crisis diversion space called Soteria). We are definitely going to put what we raise to good use.
Thought this could be a fun event for people from this meetup to attend! I play soccer through meetup and meetup is a great resource to find out about things. I also work at The Wellness Co-op and I see first hand how beneficial peer support can be. Hope this becomes a group activity! Check out the links below for some more information.