Invest in Vermont’s Community Based System of Care

  • Donate to your local VCP Network agency
  • Volunteer at your local VCP Network agency
  • Serve on local and state advisory groups
  • Support VCP’s Legislative Agenda – contact us to receive Legislative Updates to stay abreast of what’s happening
  • Learn about the positions of candidates for public office and tell them your story – it’s as easy as picking up the phone or sending an email contact information is available at:
  • Contact your representatives during the Legislative session. Look up contact information on the Legislative website:
  • Support candidates who support developmental, mental health and substance use disorder services
  • Attend Mental Health Advocacy Day on January 30, 2019
  • VOTE and participate in political events
  • Thank and support legislators and state leaders who prioritize community based services
  • Join and participate in statewide advocacy organizations such as: NAMI-VT, VAMHAR, Green Mountain Self-Advocates, Vermont Psychiatric Survivors, Vermont Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, Disabilities Rights Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights

Fight Against Stigma

  • Talk openly about mental health, intellectual and developmental disabilities and substance use disorders
  • Educate yourself and others – Take a mental health first aid course.
  • Be conscious of language – use person-first language
  • Fight for parity
  • Show compassion and empathy
  • Reach out and support your neighbors – include them in community activities

Visit our Events Page to get involved.