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    United Counseling Service Receives Designated Agency Recertification

    United Counseling Service (UCS) recently received its designated agency recertification from the Vermont Agency of Human Services. Designated agencies are community mental health and developmental service organizations responsible for providing services to individuals with mental illness or significant behavioral health needs, children with severe emotional …

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    Successful Head Start Soccer Clinic

    Over 80 children aged 3 to 5 participated in the Head Start Soccer Clinic held at Willow Park in Bennington. The annual fall clinic took place on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings throughout September, with active parent and community member participation.  All children participated free …


    Weekend Tag Sale in the Northshire Supports United Counseling Service

    The Barn Sale Committee is proud to announce that their weekend tag sale earned close to $50,000 in support of the Northshire United Counseling Service (UCS). The Barn Sale is a yearly tag sale held each fall with proceeds supporting United Counseling Service. This is …

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    BBBS awarded grant to support mentoring initiative.

    United Counseling Service’s Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bennington County has been awarded an $11,700 grant from Mobius, Vermont’s Mentoring Partnership. Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children achieve success in school, helps them avoid risky behaviors, and helps them improve their self-confidence. Mobius believes that …

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    The “Best Tag Sale in Vermont” is Back!

    Since 2012, United Counseling Service has been the beneficiary of a charitable fundraiser organized by a wonderful group known as The Barn Sale Committee. The “Barn Sale” is an extremely successful event which celebrates the close-knit community fabric demonstrated so frequently by Northshire community members …

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    UCS announces Appointment of New Executive Director

    The United Counseling Service Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Lorna Mattern as the agency’s new Executive Director. Mattern will take the reins when the current Executive Director Ralph Provenza retires at the end of October. “After conducting a national search, …

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    Sometime first aid isn’t a bandage, or CPR, or calling 911. Sometimes, first aid is YOU.

    Take a course. Save a life. Strengthen your community. You are more likely to encounter someone in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack.  Learn how to help a friend, family member, coworker or neighbor in need. Mental Health First Aid …