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MIND & BODY

UCS Hosts HOPE Open House
United Counseling Service ’ s division of children , youth , and family services opened Healthy Options for Psychiatric Emergencies ( HOPE House ) program on May 1 to support children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral challenges and will host an open house on May 28 from 4pm to 6pm for the program at 1128 Monument Avenue in Bennington , VT . HOPE House is an alternative to a traditional hospital inpatient or residential setting and uses therapeutic and sensory tools to treat children and adolescents in their own community , while allowing them to continue attending school and stay with their families .
Under the umbrella of HOPE House is UCS ’ Psychiatric Urgent Care for Kids ( PUCK ) program and an Intensive Outpatient Program ( IOP ) for elementary school-aged children . PUCK provides short-term crisis intervention ( up to three days with the child returning home in between ) for youth up to age 18 and the IOP is designed for kindergarten through sixth graders experiencing mental health needs . An emergency clinician at UCS must refer a child to PUCK to determine eligibility . Only existing UCS clients are eligible for the IOP , and additional criteria applies for clients interesting in accessing the program . For more , visit ucsvt . org .
SVHC ’ s Summer Gala Raffle
The Southwestern Vermont Health Care Foundation has opened its annual Summer Gala Raffle to the public , with nine chances to win incredible prizes , including the grand prize of $ 10,000 , second place prize of $ 5,000 and third place prize of $ 2,500 .* Ticket holders also have a chance to win one of six additional prize packages that include exclusive local gift certificates , jewelry and more .
Tickets are $ 100 each and just 500 tickets will be sold . Sales are open now at SummerGala . com , through June 7 . Winners will be announced June 8 at the Summer Gala , but you need not be present to win . Ticket sales benefit SVMC ’ s Annual Fund , which supports patient resources and care , helps expand programs and allows SVMC to invest in the latest medical technologies and equipment . * Cash prizes are based on all 500 tickets being sold .
Bowse Health Trust 2024 Grant Applications
The Bowse Health Trust Grant application process has officially opened for the 2024 grant cycle . The Bowse Health Trust provides grants to non-profit organizations that are considering the development or expansion of a program or a project that will address the wellbeing of Rutland County residents .
The Bowse Health Trust ( BHT ) will start its 2024 grant cycle with Letters of Intent ( LOI ) due on June 15 . The required documents and all information about how to submit a LOI can be found on the Rutland Regional Medical Center website at www . rrmc . org / about / bowse-trust /.
The BHT grant funds are focused on new initiatives that provide residents in the Rutland Region an opportunity to live a healthy life . Specifically , the BHT grants support projects that address health equity within the priority needs identified in the Community Health Needs Assessment , which include housing , childcare and parenting , supporting the aging community , and mental health .
LOIs for the 2024 grant cycle are due June 15 . Grant awards are announced by December 15 , and grant funds will start on January 1 , 2025 . All grant guidelines , application information , and the Community Health Needs Assessment are available at rrmc . org .

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