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You are not alone.

We are here to help.

Call one of our COVID Support Counselors at 2-1-1 (866-652-4636).

During these difficult times, you may need:

  • Emotional support and a listening ear
  • Connections to community resources

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  • All supports are anonymous and free
  • Available Monday-Friday, from 8am-8pm
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Meet our support counselors

Cecilia Hayes

Cecilia Hayes

Support Counselor

Cecilia is a dedicated, hardworking and loving mother. She moved to Vermont in 2009 to complete an internship, and a six-month college experience, turned into her building a life away from her family to raise one of her own. Ever since, she has called VT “home”.

Cecilia has worked in a variety of roles in the past including, working for an airline, where she got to travel the world and learn about many different cultures. She also worked as a para educator with children with special needs. She earned her Social Work degree from Champlain College during a pandemic, while teaching Spanish for the Burlington School District. She has also volunteered as an English Learning Tutor at Mercy Connections, Inc. and completed over 400 hours of Field Practicum with the Child Welfare Training Partnership at the University of Vermont.

Alexandra Karambelas

Alexandra Karambelas

Support Counselor

A native Rhode Islander, while attending college at UVM, Alex found her passion for advocacy by working within human services. In 2016, Alex had the life changing experience of working for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, and continued her role as a coordinator and organizer for various electoral, nonprofit, and community campaigns in Vermont and throughout the Northeast. She is attending Roger Williams School of Law in the fall of 2021 with a Full Tuition Presidential Scholarship, and plans to use a public interest law degree to serve the underrepresented.

Alex writes and reads poetry and fiction, and has a passion for live music. She currently lives in Burlington with her partner, and is fortunate to have the unbelievable support of her twin sister and mother.

 

Sunny Naughton

Sunny Naughton

Support Counselor

Sunny Naughton, Vermont native, is a nationally recognized facilitator and networker. With a background in human services, journalism and the entertainment business, Sunny is thankful to have had opportunities over the last five years in her hometown to help others. Named one of the top 100 Mental Health First Aid facilitators in America in 2019, Sunny has a Master Degree in Organizational Leadership as well as having studied Substance Use Disorder at the Community College of Vermont. In 2018, Sunny received a Community Outreach Award from both the Governor and State Health Director of Vermont.

Sunny lives in her childhood home in Newport and enjoys taking her goldendoodle for walks. She loves reading, writing, cooking and staying in touch with her friends and family.

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About us

The COVID Support VT Team is a dedicated team of community members assembled to address the emotional needs of our local Vermonters during the pandemic. Our Team is made up of professionals who have expertise in mental health, public education and awareness, and knowledge of COVID related issues and resources.

We offer assistance through education, emotional support and connections to community services that promote resilience, empowerment and recovery. The program is administered by the Vermont Department of Mental Health, Vermont Care Partners and in conjunction with other community services in our State. Grant funded by FEMA.

Who we are

COVID Support VT helps people cope with the pandemic through education, emotional support and connections to community services that promote resilience, empowerment and recovery.

Get COVID Support VT updates

Supporting Vermonters to lead healthy and satisfying lives community by community.

EMAIL: Info@COVIDSupportVT.org

OFFICE: 802.828.7368

Who we are

COVID Support VT offers self-help tips, resources, and a way to connect to existing mental health and community services.

Get COVID Support VT updates

Supporting Vermonters to lead healthy and satisfying lives community by community.

EMAIL: Info@COVIDSupportVT.org

OFFICE: 802.828.7368

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