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    Early Intervention is Key for Mental Health

    According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five young people ages 13-18 have, or will have, a serious mental illness in their life, and half of all lifetime cases of mental illness start by age 14. Unaddressed mental health concerns in young people …

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    Bennington County Head Start receives 5-STARS

    United Counseling Service is happy to report that all three of their Head Start centers have once again achieved Five STARS, from the Vermont Department for Children and Families. STARS (Step Ahead Recognition System) is Vermont’s quality recognition system for child care, preschool and afterschool …

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    Dr. Mary-Jeanne Raleigh to Head Up Youth and Family Services at United Counseling Service

    United Counseling Service is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Mary-Jeanne (MJ) Raleigh as the new Director of Youth and Family Services. MJ will be responsible for the clinical and administrative oversight of the agency’s system of care for children and families. “MJ brings …

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    Planting a seed: Lasting relationship made through Big Brother/Big Sister program

    By Makayla McGeeney mmcgeeney@benningtonbanner.com @MC_McGeeney on Twitter Bennington Banner Posted:Thu Oct 27 20:15:39 MDT 2016 MANCHESTER — For the past three years, Bryan Richheimer and Tyler Benson of Manchester have enjoyed each other’s company playing sports and taking advantage of all that Vermont’s outdoors has …

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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 …

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    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 …