Hannah’s House 2023 Fundraising Campaign – Results
Dedicated to Promoting Mental Health
The Hannah’s House Team is amazed by and thankful for the level of community support we received during our 2023 annual appeal. We had raised the bar to a goal of $150,000 and came very close, raising over $135,400 by the end of 2023. It was especially encouraging to experience an increase in the individual donor base, as well as continued, solid support from the business community. We are grateful beyond words and excited to be able to continue expanding our mental health services in 2024. Thank you for standing by our side as we continue on our mission to provide access to high quality, local mental health support for all.
Hannah’s House is a a 501 (c) (3) non profit, solely supported by donations from individuals, corporations and foundation grants. After years of raising the majority of our operating funds through the July Mad Marathon Fundraiser, we transitioned during COVID restrictions to a direct campaign model in 2021. This year was our third annual appeal and the need for mental health services in our rural location is greater than ever. Our fundraising goals have increased accordingly to support the growing needs of our communities. Your support will help Hannah’s House affiliate additional therapists, add more office space in Waterbury, expand educational and community outreach, and provide financial assistance were needed.
About Hannah’s House
Hannah’s House is a community-supported ,Vermont-based nonprofit mental health and resource center dedicated to promoting emotional and mental health for children, teens, families, and individuals. It provides local, accessible counseling services in Waterbury, Waitsfield, and on local school campuses, community outreach through education, financial assistance, and alternative therapies such as neurofeedback brain training. In order to attract high quality mental health providers to our rural area, Hannah’s House provides office space, educational support, and client financial support where needed. The therapists, in turn, provide volunteers hours, workshops, and training assistance for new interns. The Hannah’s House team currently consists of four licensed therapists, a therapy dog, an executive director, a consultant, and an 11-member board of directors. With a compassionate, diverse & experienced team, we strive to meet the needs of the community.
Your Donations at Work in 2022 – 2023:
Education: Supported numerous wellness programs in local schools including the following:
- Coordinated local Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification Class
- Sponsored parent/middle school educational presentations and viewings on relevant issues facing youth
- Offered Teen Empowerment Series for middle school girls
- Offered year-round youth enrichment programs
- Provided a year-round, weekly “Walk & Talk” group for community members
- Sponsored weekly therapy dog visits in all our schools
- Offered free gun locks for community members
- Attended Youth Mental Health Crisis Town Hall meeting with Sen. Sanders
- Presented to our local Rotary
- Connected people to additional services in community
- Supported numerous wellness programs in local schools Including the following:
+ 3-Month weekly wellness series at Harwood Union High School
+ Group drumming series at Moretown Elementary and Crossett Brook Middle School reaching 180+ students
+ Weekly student yoga at Brookside Primary School
+ District wide teacher appreciation project including yoga and on-site chair
massage for all school staff
+ Local wellness practitioners for teacher professional development day to
support their wellbeing
Access to Therapy:
- Hannah’s House’s therapists provided 3,580 individual therapeutic sessions
- Provided annual stipend for therapists’ continuing education
- Supported therapists that provide supervision to pre-licensed clinicians in order to add to our team of affiliated therapists and meet growing demand for services.
- 88 hours of donated time from Hannah’s House’s therapists
- Attracted licensed therapists to the Mad River Valley/Waterbury area by providing office space, internet access, collegial team, financial assistance for uninsured clients, compensated child therapists for unpaid non-therapy session time.
- Offered both Conscious Parenting Series and Transforming Anxiety Therapy Group Series to the community
- Operated a Verilux Light Therapy program for seasonal depression
- Referred callers to other therapists when ours had reached capacity
- Contracted with a psychiatric nurse practitioner for therapist consultations