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Vermont's mental healthcare system is struggling to meet the growing needs of children and adults. According to state figures, the number of Vermonters seeking emergency mental health services from community agencies increased sharply between fiscal year 2019-2021. 

These problems are daunting in scale but not hopeless. Funders can help address mental health needs, so all Vermonters have the potential to lead happy, full, and productive lives. Here are three ways to take action today.

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Arts for All: How philanthropy can make the arts accessible and affordable

The power of art to inspire, comfort, and stretch the imagination is something all people can benefit from—not just those who can find their way to a museum, pay for a concert ticket, or hire a piano teacher for their children. Philanthropy can help increase access, nourish the artistic spirit, and support Vermont's creative economy at a time when it hasn't fully rebounded from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Delivering Hope: Promising Solutions to Improve Mental Health in Vermont

On November 15th, the Insight Hub hosted a webinar with the Vermont Department of Mental Health, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Vermont, and United Counseling Service that explored how to improve mental health outcomes in Vermont. Watch the recording and check out our takeaways. 

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Student Loan Debt Relief Plan Is Cause for Celebration, But Not a Long-Term Fix

To better understand what this program means for Vermont borrowers, and why charitable individuals need to keep giving toward the goal of long-term college and career training affordability, the Vermont Community Foundation’s Insight Hub sat down with two leaders from its own ranks.

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