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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), option #2.

Available Monday-Friday, from 8am-8pm

During these difficult times, you may need:

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

Weekly Wellness Group.

  • Tuesdays, 1pm and 5pm
  • Learn self-care strategies for coping and relaxing

Learn about our Wellness Group

All supports are confidential and free.

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.

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.

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EMAIL: Info@COVIDSupportVT.org

OFFICE: 802.828.7368

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

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

EMAIL: Info@COVIDSupportVT.org

OFFICE: 802.828.7368

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