Winooski Prevention Blog

As the holidays approach, the sense of hope and promise for the future permeates many of our lives and reminds me of a story about hope and the need for change.

Some of you may have heard me tell it before. This story is about a middle school student who I will call “Oliver” who helped me with a project about a year ago.

What is content-neutral signage?

You may have heard us talking about this lately. Communities have the ability to decide to limit the  total percentage of window space that is covered by signs.

O'Brien Community Center, Winooski, VT

You are invited to participate in a follow-up conversation to help answer many of the questions that you had at our first community dialogue night on May 15 this year.

You will hear from practitioners in the fields that connect this issue, including treatment, recovery, prevention, and justice.

You will also hear about ways to get involved and make a difference.

Click here to read the notes from the first dialogue night.

We are excited to share the results of our recent annual meeting. Your participation was thoughtful, interesting, and will be enormously helpful as we pursue these goals for the next year and beyond. Thank you for the time you took to attend and respond. We look forward to working with you in the future!

Many thanks to the community members who attended and participated in our first community dialogue night on May 15! Parents, school board members, school faculty, people in recovery, law enforcement, and health care representatives attended, as well as many others interested in working together to strengthen safety and health. The dialogue was facilitated by Julian Portilla and his graduate student, who used creative and interactive methods to generate ideas and discussions, including lots of movement.