Collage of Images to describe the 5 CANS

NEK Prosper! envisions a community where everyone is Financially Secure, Mentally Healthy, Physically Healthy, Well Housed & Well Nourished

Our work to achieve each outcome is done by our Collaborative Action Networks (CANs).
CANs are groups of cross-sector practitioners and individuals who organize around one of the NEK Prosper! community level outcomes, develop and implement action plans to achieve the outcome, and use continuous improvement processes to measure their impact and improve their strategies over time.


 Attend a film screening and discussion of Bully on October 4th in Hardwick from 6-8pmSee here for details.

Bullying can affect everyone—those who are bullied, those who bully, and those who witness bullying – and it happens among people of any age in any setting—schools, households, workplaces.   Visit to find out how to help.


Umbrella has been elevating the voices of women, families, and survivors of interpersonal violence in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont since 1976.  Visit to find out more about local services and tools.

The Wisdom of Trauma Film Event

The Mentally Healthy Collaborative Action Network will be sponsoring a free screening of The Wisdom of Trauma film and facilitated community conversation – stay tuned for event date, location and details.  E-mail Kari White (  if you are interested in facilitating a screening or getting on the notification list.

Wisdom of Trauma Resources Here
(link to external website)

Click on this to visit the well housed CAN page
Click here to visit the physically healthy CAN page
Click here to visit the mentally healthy CAN page
Click here to visit the financially secure CAN page
Click here to visit the well nourished CAN page

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.