NEK Prosper! leverages relationships and collaborative action to build community health equity.

We envision a community where everyone is Financially Secure, Mentally Healthy, Physically Healthy, Well Housed & Well Nourished.

We know that due to stigma, marginalization and systemic inequalities, not everyone in Caledonia and Southern Essex Counties has fair and just opportunity to prosper.


We can make a difference together.



  • ONLINE SURVEY: Information Gathering for Support Group for Pregnant and Postpartum Mothers by Becca Sanders.  The support group will be focused on the motherhood experience and the mother as an individual. The hope is to have 2 locations in the NEK for these group meetings, likely St. Johnsbury and Newport areas. I’m in the information gathering stage and am trying to get a survey out to as many interested mothers as possible. The information I am looking for will help inform the delivery of the group. If you know any pregnant or new mothers who would be interested, I would so appreciate it if you could pass this survey their way.

  • FEEDBACK REQUESTED: End-of-Life Resource & Education Fair coming Spring 2024.  Help NVRH and the NEK Council on Aging design a meaningful and engaging event by providing your input on a brief survey here.

  • GRANT OPEN:  The Green Mountain Fund for charitable activities in Lamoille, Orleans and neighboring counties and communities – Rolling


  • First MONDAY of each month – Orleans and No. Essex Free Legal Clinic – call 802.487.9327 or e-mail to make an appointment

  • TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS – Individual Assistance FEMA Flood Support in Barton from noon-3:00pm at the Barton Municipal Building (17 Village Square, Barton).  The FEMA support team in Barton and Hardwick has been extended through February. Please stop by if you need assistance with an appeal and/or want to be sure you got every dollar possible from FEMA.

  • Second TUESDAY of each month from 9:00-11:00amMedicare Boot Camp classes for those new to Medicare – held via Microsoft Teams – To register please call 802.748.5182 ask for Andrea Labor, SHIP Counselor

  • Fourth TUESDAY of every month – VeggieVanGo at Eastside Restaurant in Newport from 9:30-11:00am

  • WEDNESDAYS – Individual Assistance FEMA Flood Support in Hardwick from 10:00am-1:00pm at the Yellow Building (4S Main St., Hardwick.)  The FEMA support team in Barton and Hardwick has been extended through February. Please stop by if you need assistance with an appeal and/or want to be sure you got every dollar possible from FEMA.

  • WEDNESDAYS from 10:00-11:00am –Trauma Informed Yoga Class ($5 or pay what you can) – Heartspace Healing Collaborative, 515 Bay Street St. Johnsbury

  • WEDNESDAYS from 10:00am-2:00pm – Free, Drop-in Court Forms Clinic at Orleans County Restorative Justice Center at 79 Coventry Street in Newport

  • WEDNESDAYS and SATURDAYSHolland Community Center Food Shelf  Call or text 802.274. 2829 with questions.

  • THURSDAYS from 3:00-4:00pm – Dad’s Group at NEKCA (115 Lincoln Street, St. Johnsbury. – groups offers guidance, friendship, support and resources. It’s a place to share the joys, challenges, questions and expectations of fatherhood. For more information contact Wes at  or 802-487-4078

  • Third THURSDAY of every month – VeggieVanGo at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospitalfrom 10:00 – 11:00am

  • FRIDAYS from 10:00am-noonInclusive Arts Classes at Craftsbury Community Center, Craftsbury. These classes are led by teaching artist Beth Meachem. The community is welcome to join us to explore a variety of art activities including acrylic painting, watercolor and collage. Advance registration is not required, but appreciated! Learn more

  • NVRH Healthy Choices Public Wellness Listing – January-March 2024

  • NEKCA Community Groups, Classes and Calendar – St. Johnsbury and Newport


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NEK Prosper! welcomes all voices to join, inform and shape our work.  Click here to explore ways to share your wisdom, gifts and talents in service of our shared vision.

NEK Prosper! recognizes and acknowledges the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation as the traditional stewards of this land we occupy.  We acknowledge, appreciate and honor the indigenous people who have been living on, working on and caring for the land from time immemorial.

We recognize that colonialism, racism and the oppression of Native peoples is an ongoing process.  We commit to building our awareness of our present participation.