designated agencies

Senate backs bill to examine, better fund mental health system

S.133 requires an action plan from the Agency of Human Services to improve mental health treatment and calls for higher pay for mental health workers.

Elizabeth Sightler & Mary Moulton: Pay parity will stabilize mental health workforce

The designated and specialized service agencies in Vermont boast a proud history of leadership and successful outcomes.

Human services chief promises review of mental health system

Al Gobeille said he has scheduled a meeting Friday with hospitals, mental health providers, independent doctors and others to take a broad look at improving care.

Howard Center agrees to two-year contract with union

Management for Howard Center in Burlington has approved a two-year contract with the union that represents 723 of its more than 1,500 workers. The contract with Local 1674 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees will give workers a minimum 2 percent pay increase in the first year, with an average 5 […]

Nolan Rampy: Crisis in the mental health system

Despite making statements reaffirming his commitment to providing quality mental health care, Vermont’s Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin continued gutting the system with more budget cuts.

Mary Moulton & Bill Ashe: Vermont designated agencies must have sustainable funding now

As agencies statewide struggle to deliver services to all of those in need, they find their organizations are now in a fiscal crisis.