Brattleboro Copeland Center beneficiary of Hannaford Helps


BRATTLEBORO >> The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery, a nonprofit committed to supporting the wellness and mental health recovery journey of individuals, was selected as a beneficiary of the "Hannaford Helps" Reusable Bag Program featuring its bright blue bag.

For every blue "Hannaford Helps" reusable bag purchased at the Putney Road Brattleboro Hannaford now through Dec. 31, The Copeland Center will receive a $1 donation in order to help fulfill their mission of promoting personal, organizational, and community wellness and empowerment — proceeds will benefit the Vermont Recovery Education Project, a statewide initiative focused on promoting the use of the Wellness Recovery Action Planning for individuals struggling with mental health conditions and other challenges.

In a mental health system with limited and far apart resources, people experiencing mental health difficulties often find themselves coping on their own. The Copeland Center provides practical strategies and encourages the development of social support in our communities with the Vermont Recovery Education Project.

The Copeland Center has a goal of raising $5,000 as a beneficiary of the program, which is equivalent to 5,000 bags bought in support of their cause.

"Building partnerships with the community is the very cornerstone to being an effective non-profit organization and a key organizational practice to make real change in the effectiveness of mental health services," said Executive Director Matthew Federici. "Socially responsive business models like the 'Hannaford Helps' program are essential to business wellness because it is good for the community's wellness. The Copeland Center is appreciative of Hannaford for the opportunity to receive support and raise awareness of mental health in our community."

The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery is a not-for-profit organization based in Vermont. Founded in 2005, The Copeland Center provides training, consultation, and program activities to support the wellness and recovery of individuals. It further enhances the effectiveness of recovery groups, healthcare providers, healthcare organizations, and healthcare systems that seek to support individuals' recovery and wellness.

The Copeland Center was recently awarded a federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration supporting the National Doors to Wellbeing Program. Doors to Wellbeing is a national consumer technical assistance program to create and support accessibility to mental health recovery services in the United States.


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