Make a Donation
Clara Martin Center can be a mental health resource during large-scale events that impact our community as whole.
Clara Martin Center welcomes and encourages financial contributions. These funds go to support the services and programs offered to local communities. Your contribution will help make a difference in the lives of your friends and neighbors.
Your donation is tax-deductible.
Make a Donation
If you’d like to make a donation to the Clara Martin Center, you can send a donation by mail or use our online form (coming soon). Please make your check out to the Clara Martin Center and mail to:
Clara Martin Center
Attn: Christie Everett, Director of Operations
P.O. Box G
Randolph, VT 05060
You can also make a donation to The Micah Fund. To make a donation by mail, please make your check out to the Clara Martin Center with a note in the memo field that says “The Micah Fund” and send to the same address listed above.
The Micah Fund
The Micah Fund was established in memory of Micah Errol Porter, a peer mentor in Clara Martin Center’s Youth in Transition program. He was the heart and soul of his community, a bright shooting star on a skateboard.
As a young child, Micah was an unstoppable force, and as an adult, he was a strong-willed man who didn’t fit into social constructs. He rejected the idea of fitting in, he wanted to be himself. His mane of long fiery red hair was his trademark, wrapped in a bandana, trailing behind him when he skated around his community. He was passionate about music, playing drums in a local band called The Silhouette, and volunteering at The Main Street Museum in White River Junction, where he led weekly hootenannies, complete with his extensive knowledge of sea chanteys and show tunes.
Micah’s work with the Youth in Transition program at Clara Martin Center was a testament to his desire to help people. He was incredibly good at transferring his learned experiences with depression into guidance for others like him, those who were easily lost and misunderstood. He made space for them, giving them a place to be seen and heard and empowering them to work together to achieve their goals. His work earned him the Young Adult Leadership Award from the Youth in Transition state team in 2012 for “demonstrating excellence and inspiring others to perform their best”. He fought tirelessly against the stigma surrounding mental health issues but ended his battle with depression in 2020 at the age of 25.
The Micah Fund was established in 2020 as a way to remember Micah’s fierce spirit, dedication, compassion, and unforgettable contributions to the Upper Valley. Donations to the Micah Fund will provide crucial assistance to teens and young adults in the community who are struggling with mental health issues.
The Porter Family and the Thetford Academy class of 2013 thank you for your contributions.
The 2022 Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony for Clara Martin Center was held on the Vermont Technical College campus on Thursday, November 9th to honor employees for their dedicated years of service.
Clara Martin Center is the first community mental health agency in Vermont to have been designated a CCBHC after receiving an initial two-year CCBHC Expansion grant from SAMHSA in 2021.
Clara Martin Center is seeking submissions for their sixth annual art/poetry show entitled “Stronger Together: Celebrating Creativity in Mental Health, Wellness and Recovery.”