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VT Children's Foundation
I have started an innovative charitable foundation called the Vermont Children’s Foundation. It’s goal is to impact social justice in our community using cutting-edge interventions in a proactive and efficient manner, all without public dollars.
To learn more about how this idea evolved, check my blog.
What I do and why
I am a social worker…
soon to be father…
I am currently the Director of Comprehensive Care at HowardCenter, Vermont’s largest community mental health provider. I am a systems thinker, focusing on efficiencies in the nonprofit sector. As a social worker by training, I look at multiple levels concurrently, seeking to eliminate redundancies and break down conventional management assumptions.
I study complex system change within the human services field. An ever-changing realm, human service professionals often reject the very change we expect from clients. I am of the belief that change is often hard, but does not have to be.
My humble thoughts
I am in the process of starting a charitable foundation called the Vermont Children’s Foundation. Briefly, the foundation will take an innovative approach to both social issues and funding. After years in the human services field, I have found one thing to be true: the supports that work -that change lives- are flexible, fast and [...]
I don’t write here often, but I tried out a neat tool that builds word maps based on any website or blog. This is what was produced after entering cyruspatten.com: Given how little content is on this website, I can’t make any assumptions about the importance of this image, but it seems to sum my [...]
House Human Services Testimony – Rep. Ann Pugh, Chair 4/13/2012 Cyrus Patten President, Vermont Coalition of Residential Programs Director, HowardCenter Comprehensive Care Programs My thanks to the committee for your time today and for your commitment to evaluating the progress of Integrated Family Services. The Vermont Coalition of Residential Programs is a collective of [...]
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I work in Burlington, VT at HowardCenter and I live in New Haven, VT. You can reach me here
Phone: (Vermont) 598-4722
E-mail: cyrus [at] cyruspatten [dot] com