Toll-free Counseling Hotline Available for Isle La Motte Residents: 1-800-834-7793

For Immediate Release: July 1, 2004

Contact: Vermont Department of Health
Communication Office
802- 863-7281

Burlington - State and local health officials today met with town leaders is Isle La Motte to offer assistance as needed to help town residents cope with the tragic events of the past week.

“We recognize that this is a very difficult time for people in this community and we want to be sure that we are making every effort to make assistance available,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Paul Jarris speaking on behalf of the Douglas administration.

Northwestern Counseling & Support Services has offered their 24-hour, toll-free hotline to anyone in need of counseling services. That number is 1-800-834-7793.

Working with community leaders, health officials will continue to reach out to offer counseling and other support services through the coming weeks.