Welcome to the Clarina Howard Nichols Center
Founded in 1981 and serving Lamoille County, the Clarina Howard Nichols Center works to end domestic and sexual violence, human trafficking, and stalking through advocacy, outreach and education, prevention, and social change.
We envision a safe and violence-free community where all individuals are empowered to thrive.
There is help. You are not alone. Call our free and confidential 24-hour hotline: (802) 888-5256.
Join our team!
The Clarina Howard Nichols Center is seeking a full time/salaried Director of Advocacy Services to oversee the delivery of high quality, trauma-informed advocacy and case management services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Read the full job description.
Homelessness Awareness Walk 2024
The Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness, of which Clarina is a member, held their annual Homelessness Awareness march and vigil on January 18.
Last year, 536 people experienced homelessness in Lamoille County — 169 children, 347 adults ages 18 to 64, and 20 adults over 65. Across the state, a total of 7,795 people were homeless in 2023. Read more about the event in the News & Citizen here.
Vermont Pride Parade 2023
Clarina staff celebrated LGBTQ+ pride by marching in the Vermont Pride parade this summer alongside the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. The joy was contagious! #lovewins
Vermont State University hosted Consent Week in September and Clarina staff were happy to share resources with the Johnson campus. We chatted with students, discussed bystander intervention strategies, and had the best time hyping up consent!
The United Way of Lamoille County has continually updated its resource page with local and state information for folks impacted by the July floods. For information on mold, healthcare, Medicaid, reporting damage, FEMA, disaster recovery centers, and more visit their resource page linked below. For the Vermont State help line call 2-1-1.
Clarina’s services are available to all survivors, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.