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Welcome!

Greater Falls Connections (GFC) is a public health coalition. Coalitions connect multiple sectors of the community–including businesses, parents, media, law enforcement, schools, faith organizations, health providers, social service agencies, and government--to collaborate and develop plans, policies and strategies to provide evidence-based comprehensive public health approaches to support prevention efforts. We also work with the coalition to help with community building to create a place to live that is more resilient and healthy.

GFC has been doing this work since 2004. It started with meetings and discussions about prevention in the community under the name Greater Falls Prevention Coalition. In a response to  community input,  the coalition developed new vision and mission statements in 2012, and dropped 'prevention coalition' from its name in 2013 and took on the name Greater Falls Connections. For a more complete history, click here.

We serve the Windham Northeast Supervisory Union (WNESU) area communities of Rockingham (Bellows Falls, Saxtons River, Bartonsville, Brockways Mills, and Cambridgeport), Westminster, Grafton, and Athens.

This means pretty much anyone in these communities can be a member of

the Greater Falls Connections public health coalition – including you!

 

Being a member of the coalition is free and all you need to do is:

  • Think that what we do is important;

  • Volunteer with or contribute to our work in some way;

  • Attend coalition meetings, trainings, and events; 

  • Follow and share our social media content; and/or

  • Participate in a committee, like the Advisory Board or TAG Team.

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Upcoming Events

NEWS

Annual Meeting

Everyone is invited to attend our annual meeting on Wednesday, June 26, at 5:30 p.m., at Parks Place Community Resource Center.​ We'll be voting on new and returning board members as well as learning more about what we've been up to and plans for the coming year.

Transgender Support Groups

Every third Thursday the Greater Rockingham LGBTQIA+ Group offers free peer support groups for transgender folks. Teens, 13-17, meet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., and adults, 18+, meet from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The meetings are held at Parks Place. Snacks will be provided. The groups will be led by a transgender staff member.

March 2024 Newsletter

Want to see what we're up to? Download our newsletter for updates, achievements, and upcoming events! Click here to read.

LGBTQIA+ Hangout

Join us for a FREE hangout for LGBTQIA+ members, ages 18 and old. Stop by Parks Place from 2-4pm on the second Saturday of each month for writing, crafting, reading, gaming, or just hanging out. 

Online Narcan training
If you've picked up a package of Narcan or Naloxone and don't know how to use it, check out this video with instructions from the Vermont Department of Health.

Windham County calendar

Discover fun area activities for families.

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