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.

 

 

 

Family Center News and Events

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We had a wonderful time today during Mom’s Matter.

One of our regular participants, Parmin, offered Henna Tattoos to everyone that attended!

A Henna Tattoo is a temporary body art design created using a dye which is made from the henna plant. Today, Parmin used beautiful stencils, and had a variety of sizes, including some for children!

They came out absolutely beautiful!

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Comment on Facebook 198934400121509_872279474937363

Amazing!

How cool!! Love the pics!

Wow! What fun 🤩

The Family Center is happy to announce the following:

The Vermont Parent Child Center Network (VPCCN) has hired their first Director, Ellen Amstutz, MSW, PhD.

Amstutz’s extensive career has been devoted to mission-driven social services for those most in need, including families with children. She brings a range of management, leadership, collaboration and strategic planning skills with a proven track record of providing effective, strength-based services, and advocating for equitable government policies.

“I have been seeking to pivot my career to Vermont where I have enjoyed having a home for over 30 years and now spend increasing amounts of time as a hybrid remote/in person worker [based out of New York City, NY]... I am excited about the role of Network Director and how my skills and experience can build upon the Network’s goal of strengthening services for children and families across the state of Vermont.”

The Vermont Parent Child Center Network (VPCCN) serves as a connecting entity that provides leadership, advocacy and collaboration to support all 15 parent child centers across the state of Vermont. The VPCCN has been strategically developing their structure for several years with the goal to strengthen their impact through the parent child centers with a shared vision, philosophy, and purpose through the delivery of their eight Core Services: Parent Education, Family Support, Home Visits, Early Childhood Services, On-site Concrete Family Supports, Play Groups, Community Development, and Information & Referral. For more information, please visit vtparentchildcenternetwork.org/

Ellen Amstutz, MSW, PhD begins her work as the Network Director of the Vermont Parent Child Center Network on August 1, 2024.
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The Family Center is happy to announce the following:

The Vermont Parent Child Center Network (VPCCN) has hired their first Director, Ellen Amstutz, MSW, PhD.

Amstutz’s extensive career has been devoted to mission-driven social services for those most in need, including families with children. She brings a range of management, leadership, collaboration and strategic planning skills with a proven track record of providing effective, strength-based services, and advocating for equitable government policies.

“I have been seeking to pivot my career to Vermont where I have enjoyed having a home for over 30 years and now spend increasing amounts of time as a hybrid remote/in person worker [based out of New York City, NY]... I am excited about the role of Network Director and how my skills and experience can build upon the Network’s goal of strengthening services for children and families across the state of Vermont.”

The Vermont Parent Child Center Network (VPCCN) serves as a connecting entity that provides leadership, advocacy and collaboration to support all 15 parent child centers across the state of Vermont. The VPCCN has been strategically developing their structure for several years with the goal to strengthen their impact through the parent child centers with a shared vision, philosophy, and purpose through the delivery of their eight Core Services: Parent Education, Family Support, Home Visits, Early Childhood Services, On-site Concrete Family Supports, Play Groups, Community Development, and Information & Referral. For more information, please visit https://vtparentchildcenternetwork.org/

Ellen Amstutz, MSW, PhD begins her work as the Network Director of the Vermont Parent Child Center Network on August 1, 2024.

Join us today for Mom’s Matter in the Community Room from 10a-12p

We have a special opportunity for you today to get a Henna tattoo by one of our regular Tuesdays Together Participants! 🫶
... See MoreSee Less

Join us today for Mom’s Matter in the Community Room from 10a-12p 

We have a special opportunity for you today to get a Henna tattoo by one of our regular Tuesdays Together Participants! 🫶
Load more
Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

We had a wonderful time today during Mom’s Matter.

One of our regular participants, Parmin, offered Henna Tattoos to everyone that attended!

A Henna Tattoo is a temporary body art design created using a dye which is made from the henna plant. Today, Parmin used beautiful stencils, and had a variety of sizes, including some for children!

They came out absolutely beautiful!

💜✨🫶🎨🫶✨💙
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook 198934400121509_872279474937363

Amazing!

How cool!! Love the pics!

Wow! What fun 🤩

The Family Center is happy to announce the following:

The Vermont Parent Child Center Network (VPCCN) has hired their first Director, Ellen Amstutz, MSW, PhD.

Amstutz’s extensive career has been devoted to mission-driven social services for those most in need, including families with children. She brings a range of management, leadership, collaboration and strategic planning skills with a proven track record of providing effective, strength-based services, and advocating for equitable government policies.

“I have been seeking to pivot my career to Vermont where I have enjoyed having a home for over 30 years and now spend increasing amounts of time as a hybrid remote/in person worker [based out of New York City, NY]... I am excited about the role of Network Director and how my skills and experience can build upon the Network’s goal of strengthening services for children and families across the state of Vermont.”

The Vermont Parent Child Center Network (VPCCN) serves as a connecting entity that provides leadership, advocacy and collaboration to support all 15 parent child centers across the state of Vermont. The VPCCN has been strategically developing their structure for several years with the goal to strengthen their impact through the parent child centers with a shared vision, philosophy, and purpose through the delivery of their eight Core Services: Parent Education, Family Support, Home Visits, Early Childhood Services, On-site Concrete Family Supports, Play Groups, Community Development, and Information & Referral. For more information, please visit vtparentchildcenternetwork.org/

Ellen Amstutz, MSW, PhD begins her work as the Network Director of the Vermont Parent Child Center Network on August 1, 2024.
... See MoreSee Less

The Family Center is happy to announce the following:

The Vermont Parent Child Center Network (VPCCN) has hired their first Director, Ellen Amstutz, MSW, PhD.

Amstutz’s extensive career has been devoted to mission-driven social services for those most in need, including families with children. She brings a range of management, leadership, collaboration and strategic planning skills with a proven track record of providing effective, strength-based services, and advocating for equitable government policies.

“I have been seeking to pivot my career to Vermont where I have enjoyed having a home for over 30 years and now spend increasing amounts of time as a hybrid remote/in person worker [based out of New York City, NY]... I am excited about the role of Network Director and how my skills and experience can build upon the Network’s goal of strengthening services for children and families across the state of Vermont.”

The Vermont Parent Child Center Network (VPCCN) serves as a connecting entity that provides leadership, advocacy and collaboration to support all 15 parent child centers across the state of Vermont. The VPCCN has been strategically developing their structure for several years with the goal to strengthen their impact through the parent child centers with a shared vision, philosophy, and purpose through the delivery of their eight Core Services: Parent Education, Family Support, Home Visits, Early Childhood Services, On-site Concrete Family Supports, Play Groups, Community Development, and Information & Referral. For more information, please visit https://vtparentchildcenternetwork.org/

Ellen Amstutz, MSW, PhD begins her work as the Network Director of the Vermont Parent Child Center Network on August 1, 2024.

Join us today for Mom’s Matter in the Community Room from 10a-12p

We have a special opportunity for you today to get a Henna tattoo by one of our regular Tuesdays Together Participants! 🫶
... See MoreSee Less

Join us today for Mom’s Matter in the Community Room from 10a-12p 

We have a special opportunity for you today to get a Henna tattoo by one of our regular Tuesdays Together Participants! 🫶
Load more

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

2,865 individuals served in Central Vermont from July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021