Working Towards a Better Tomorrow
In 1976, a small group of women called a community wide meeting to discuss the lack of women’s health services in St. Johnsbury.
Umbrella was born from that meeting. While it did not become the women’s health center envisioned by the founding mothers, the organization has addressed a broad range of issues impacting women and families, including violence against women, early care and education for children, and gender equity.
Umbrella’s mission is to cultivate a Northeast Kingdom where all people thrive free from abuse and oppression. We believe that oppression and the systemic abuse of power is at the root of domestic and sexual violence, stalking, teen dating violence, human trafficking, as well as violence related to gender or sexual orientation – which in total we characterize as gender based violence. We seek to embody a world where those who have been disempowered by poverty, discrimination and other obstacles are able to live peaceful, self-directed lives.
Umbrella Inc., is a 501(c)3 non-profit.
Danielle Sussman Turo
Our Leadership Team
The Advocacy Program Manager
Associate Director of Advocacy and Family Based Services
Cornucopia Program Manager
Director of Social Change