Serving Washington County

The Family Center’s mission is to build resourceful families and healthy children to create a strong community.

For Children

Children are our most valuable resource. What a child doesn’t receive he can seldom later give.

For Youth

Increasing the active participation and partnership with young people, to better serve them.

For Families

Each family has strengths and can take a primary role in its own development.

Conoravirus Resources

Let’s Grow Kids
Building Bright Futures
Washington and Northern Orange Counties Regional Response Newsletters
April 18 Newsletter
April 25 Newsletter

 

Family Center News and Events

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The Family Center is happy to share the following news:

Vermont Everyone Eats Relaunches through Continued Partnerships
Innovative COVID response resumes to support restaurants, farms, and Vermonters seeking help

Westminster, January 15, 2021 - In the dwindling days of 2020 with CARES Act funding coming to an end, scores of inquiries were placed to community organizers: Is Everyone Eats ending? When will it come back online? The partners of Vermont Everyone Eats are thrilled to announce that this valuable program will start coming back online on Monday, January 18 thanks to recent fundraising.

This week, Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) allocated $1.6 million to Southeastern Vermont Community Action, the Everyone Eats Program Administrator, to relaunch programming. Though this allocation only funds 3 weeks of programming, partners across the state including the Scott Administration and Legislature are working together to identify additional funding opportunities. Partners agree on the goal of funding the program through the state of emergency.

Additional support has come from the Vermont Community Foundation from its COVID-19 Response Fund and independent donors have contributed nearly $20,000.

Everyone Eats purchases to-go meals from local restaurants to feed Vermont communities. Vermonters across the state have celebrated how the program creatively provides economic support to restaurants and their employees, new revenue opportunities for Vermont farmers and food producers, and nourishing meals served with dignity and care to those seeking assistance. In 2020, Everyone Eats funded over 530,000 meals, injecting $5.3 million into local restaurants and nearly $500,000 to Vermont farms and food producers.

According to Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary of ACCD, “Everyone Eats is a perfect example of what makes Vermont special. This creative public-private partnership has allowed communities all around the state to rise up and support their local economies while caring for neighbors in need of help. Volunteers, restaurant workers, farmers, organizers, and lawmakers can be proud of how we have all united to help one another. And we’re going to keep at it.”

Food insecurity has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 crisis with 1 in 3 Vermonters now reporting they have trouble getting enough nourishing food. While Everyone Eats does not solve food insecurity it has become an important part of the relief offered. VEE Statewide Coordinator Jean Hamilton observes “This program has provided clear evidence of the power of strong communities. No one can do it alone; together we are more resilient. I hope participation in this program makes it easier for folks to seek help from other important resources like 3SquaresVT and School Meals. All of these programs can help you get through a tough time and support the local economy.”

Everyone Eats is operated in all 14 counties by local community organizations. Program relaunch plans vary. For more information about Vermont Everyone Eats visit www.vteveryoneeats.org .
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The Family Center is happy to share the following news:

Vermont Everyone Eats Relaunches through Continued Partnerships
Innovative COVID response resumes to support restaurants, farms, and Vermonters seeking help

Westminster, January 15, 2021 - In the dwindling days of 2020 with CARES Act funding coming to an end, scores of inquiries were placed to community organizers: Is Everyone Eats ending? When will it come back online? The partners of Vermont Everyone Eats are thrilled to announce that this valuable program will start coming back online on Monday, January 18 thanks to recent fundraising. 

This week, Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) allocated $1.6 million to Southeastern Vermont Community Action, the Everyone Eats Program Administrator, to relaunch programming. Though this allocation only funds 3 weeks of programming, partners across the state including the Scott Administration and Legislature are working together to identify additional funding opportunities. Partners agree on the goal of funding the program through the state of emergency. 

Additional support has come from the Vermont Community Foundation from its COVID-19 Response Fund and independent donors have contributed nearly $20,000.

Everyone Eats purchases to-go meals from local restaurants to feed Vermont communities. Vermonters across the state have celebrated how the program creatively provides economic support to restaurants and their employees, new revenue opportunities for Vermont farmers and food producers, and nourishing meals served with dignity and care to those seeking assistance. In 2020, Everyone Eats funded over 530,000 meals, injecting $5.3 million into local restaurants and nearly $500,000 to Vermont farms and food producers. 

According to Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary of ACCD, “Everyone Eats is a perfect example of what makes Vermont special. This creative public-private partnership has allowed communities all around the state to rise up and support their local economies while caring for neighbors in need of help. Volunteers, restaurant workers, farmers, organizers, and lawmakers can be proud of how we have all united to help one another. And we’re going to keep at it.”

Food insecurity has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 crisis with 1 in 3 Vermonters now reporting they have trouble getting enough nourishing food. While Everyone Eats does not solve food insecurity it has become an important part of the relief offered. VEE Statewide Coordinator Jean Hamilton observes “This program has provided clear evidence of the power of strong communities. No one can do it alone; together we are more resilient. I hope participation in this program makes it easier for folks to seek help from other important resources like 3SquaresVT and School Meals. All of these programs can help you get through a tough time and support the local economy.”

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Saturday Playgroup Sensory Fun! ... See MoreSee Less

Saturday Morning Playgroup Story! ... See MoreSee Less

The Family Center is happy to share the following news:

Vermont Everyone Eats Relaunches through Continued Partnerships
Innovative COVID response resumes to support restaurants, farms, and Vermonters seeking help

Westminster, January 15, 2021 - In the dwindling days of 2020 with CARES Act funding coming to an end, scores of inquiries were placed to community organizers: Is Everyone Eats ending? When will it come back online? The partners of Vermont Everyone Eats are thrilled to announce that this valuable program will start coming back online on Monday, January 18 thanks to recent fundraising.

This week, Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) allocated $1.6 million to Southeastern Vermont Community Action, the Everyone Eats Program Administrator, to relaunch programming. Though this allocation only funds 3 weeks of programming, partners across the state including the Scott Administration and Legislature are working together to identify additional funding opportunities. Partners agree on the goal of funding the program through the state of emergency.

Additional support has come from the Vermont Community Foundation from its COVID-19 Response Fund and independent donors have contributed nearly $20,000.

Everyone Eats purchases to-go meals from local restaurants to feed Vermont communities. Vermonters across the state have celebrated how the program creatively provides economic support to restaurants and their employees, new revenue opportunities for Vermont farmers and food producers, and nourishing meals served with dignity and care to those seeking assistance. In 2020, Everyone Eats funded over 530,000 meals, injecting $5.3 million into local restaurants and nearly $500,000 to Vermont farms and food producers.

According to Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary of ACCD, “Everyone Eats is a perfect example of what makes Vermont special. This creative public-private partnership has allowed communities all around the state to rise up and support their local economies while caring for neighbors in need of help. Volunteers, restaurant workers, farmers, organizers, and lawmakers can be proud of how we have all united to help one another. And we’re going to keep at it.”

Food insecurity has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 crisis with 1 in 3 Vermonters now reporting they have trouble getting enough nourishing food. While Everyone Eats does not solve food insecurity it has become an important part of the relief offered. VEE Statewide Coordinator Jean Hamilton observes “This program has provided clear evidence of the power of strong communities. No one can do it alone; together we are more resilient. I hope participation in this program makes it easier for folks to seek help from other important resources like 3SquaresVT and School Meals. All of these programs can help you get through a tough time and support the local economy.”

Everyone Eats is operated in all 14 counties by local community organizations. Program relaunch plans vary. For more information about Vermont Everyone Eats visit www.vteveryoneeats.org .
... See MoreSee Less

The Family Center is happy to share the following news:

Vermont Everyone Eats Relaunches through Continued Partnerships
Innovative COVID response resumes to support restaurants, farms, and Vermonters seeking help

Westminster, January 15, 2021 - In the dwindling days of 2020 with CARES Act funding coming to an end, scores of inquiries were placed to community organizers: Is Everyone Eats ending? When will it come back online? The partners of Vermont Everyone Eats are thrilled to announce that this valuable program will start coming back online on Monday, January 18 thanks to recent fundraising. 

This week, Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) allocated $1.6 million to Southeastern Vermont Community Action, the Everyone Eats Program Administrator, to relaunch programming. Though this allocation only funds 3 weeks of programming, partners across the state including the Scott Administration and Legislature are working together to identify additional funding opportunities. Partners agree on the goal of funding the program through the state of emergency. 

Additional support has come from the Vermont Community Foundation from its COVID-19 Response Fund and independent donors have contributed nearly $20,000.

Everyone Eats purchases to-go meals from local restaurants to feed Vermont communities. Vermonters across the state have celebrated how the program creatively provides economic support to restaurants and their employees, new revenue opportunities for Vermont farmers and food producers, and nourishing meals served with dignity and care to those seeking assistance. In 2020, Everyone Eats funded over 530,000 meals, injecting $5.3 million into local restaurants and nearly $500,000 to Vermont farms and food producers. 

According to Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary of ACCD, “Everyone Eats is a perfect example of what makes Vermont special. This creative public-private partnership has allowed communities all around the state to rise up and support their local economies while caring for neighbors in need of help. Volunteers, restaurant workers, farmers, organizers, and lawmakers can be proud of how we have all united to help one another. And we’re going to keep at it.”

Food insecurity has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 crisis with 1 in 3 Vermonters now reporting they have trouble getting enough nourishing food. While Everyone Eats does not solve food insecurity it has become an important part of the relief offered. VEE Statewide Coordinator Jean Hamilton observes “This program has provided clear evidence of the power of strong communities. No one can do it alone; together we are more resilient. I hope participation in this program makes it easier for folks to seek help from other important resources like 3SquaresVT and School Meals. All of these programs can help you get through a tough time and support the local economy.”

Everyone Eats is operated in all 14 counties by local community organizations. Program relaunch plans vary.  For more information about Vermont Everyone Eats visit www.vteveryoneeats.org .Image attachmentImage attachment
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What We Do

For Children

Child development is a process that involves learning and mastering skills like sitting, walking, talking, skipping, and tying shoes.

For Youth

Positive youth development services engage young people in intentional, productive, and constructive ways, while recognizing and enhancing their strengths.

For Families

All families should have access to economic and parenting supports to ensure all children have nurturing and stable relationships with caring adults.

Take Action

Every year, Vermont saves $2,131,041 when each of Vermont’s 15 Parent Child Centers prevents:

  • One woman from entering a correctional facility;
  • One teen pregnancy.
  • One child from needing foster care placement; and
  • One mother and child from requiring public assistance.

Help children thrive

3,877 individuals served in Central Vermont from July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019