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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.

Hope for Housing…Help us give the comforts of home to families

experiencing homelessness!

Everyone deserves a safe home they know is theirs. Families moving from homelessness to permanent housing need your help today! Help us provide the comforts of home to families in need by donating NEW basic housewares.

Your contribution will help families with children gain the tools they need to move from homelessness into stable housing. Help us to help families overcome homelessness by donating NEW basic household goods, bedding, linens and dishes, or make a cash donation at:

https://fcwcvt.org/donate/

or purchases online:

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/genericItemsPage/1A0ADT30XFESX

 

 

Family Center News and Events

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#fcwcvt happy to share the July schedule for Full Plates VT.

The Vermont Foodbank is excited to announce the launch of Full Plates VT. Full Plates VT will distribute food boxes, made up of produce and other fresh and shelf-stable items, at drive through style distributions throughout all fourteen counties in Vermont. The program is currently scheduled to run from June – September, 2021
www.vtfoodbank.org/coronavirus-services-for-individuals?utm_source=website&utm_medium=homeSlide&u...

In Barre on July 9th! 473 boxes remaining. Follow the link above and click register to see Barre listed.

July Box Menu:
• Beef Stew
• Macaroni and Cheese
• Tomato Soup
• Canned Chicken
10 to 12 pounds fresh produce
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#fcwcvt happy to share the July schedule for Full Plates VT.

The Vermont Foodbank is excited to announce the launch of Full Plates VT. Full Plates VT will distribute food boxes, made up of produce and other fresh and shelf-stable items, at drive through style distributions throughout all fourteen counties in Vermont. The program is currently scheduled to run from June – September, 2021
https://www.vtfoodbank.org/coronavirus-services-for-individuals?utm_source=website&utm_medium=homeSlide&utm_campaign=get_help> 

In Barre on July 9th! 473 boxes remaining. Follow the link above and click register to see Barre listed.

July Box Menu:
• Beef Stew
• Macaroni and Cheese
• Tomato Soup
• Canned Chicken
10 to 12 pounds fresh produce

Useful strategies from Prevent Child Abuse Vermont to give parents and caregivers options when things are stressful.💛Physical punishment—an adult’s use of physical force (e.g., corporal punishment, spanking, paddling) to punish a child or correct a child’s inappropriate behavior— increases aggression in young children and is ineffective in teaching a child responsibility and self-control. Substantial evidence shows negative long-term outcomes for children who are disciplined through corporal punishment. In fact, findings indicate that children who are physically punished (i.e., spanked) have similarly negative outcomes to children that are physically abused. This helpful one-page identifies a number of strategies to promote positive parenting and discipline strategies that do not include hitting or the physical use of force with children. www.pcavt.org/parents-corner ... See MoreSee Less

Useful strategies from Prevent Child Abuse Vermont to give parents and caregivers options when things are stressful.💛

😊 reminder - check out YOUR local library to see what passes they have that you can check out for free! What a great option for Vermonters! ❤️ our libraries!Vermont State Parks and Vermont Historic Sites passes are here! FREE entry into Historic Sites and State Parks! We have several other museum passes that offer free or reduced admission. Ask at the circulation desk for loan periods and our full offerings! #jaquithpubliclibrary #vtlibraries #vtlib #vthistoricsites #vtstateparks ... See MoreSee Less

😊  reminder - check out YOUR local library to see what passes they have that you can check out for free! What a great option for Vermonters! ❤️ our libraries!
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#fcwcvt happy to share the July schedule for Full Plates VT.

The Vermont Foodbank is excited to announce the launch of Full Plates VT. Full Plates VT will distribute food boxes, made up of produce and other fresh and shelf-stable items, at drive through style distributions throughout all fourteen counties in Vermont. The program is currently scheduled to run from June – September, 2021
www.vtfoodbank.org/coronavirus-services-for-individuals?utm_source=website&utm_medium=homeSlide&u...

In Barre on July 9th! 473 boxes remaining. Follow the link above and click register to see Barre listed.

July Box Menu:
• Beef Stew
• Macaroni and Cheese
• Tomato Soup
• Canned Chicken
10 to 12 pounds fresh produce
... See MoreSee Less

#fcwcvt happy to share the July schedule for Full Plates VT.

The Vermont Foodbank is excited to announce the launch of Full Plates VT. Full Plates VT will distribute food boxes, made up of produce and other fresh and shelf-stable items, at drive through style distributions throughout all fourteen counties in Vermont. The program is currently scheduled to run from June – September, 2021
https://www.vtfoodbank.org/coronavirus-services-for-individuals?utm_source=website&utm_medium=homeSlide&utm_campaign=get_help> 

In Barre on July 9th! 473 boxes remaining. Follow the link above and click register to see Barre listed.

July Box Menu:
• Beef Stew
• Macaroni and Cheese
• Tomato Soup
• Canned Chicken
10 to 12 pounds fresh produce

Useful strategies from Prevent Child Abuse Vermont to give parents and caregivers options when things are stressful.💛Physical punishment—an adult’s use of physical force (e.g., corporal punishment, spanking, paddling) to punish a child or correct a child’s inappropriate behavior— increases aggression in young children and is ineffective in teaching a child responsibility and self-control. Substantial evidence shows negative long-term outcomes for children who are disciplined through corporal punishment. In fact, findings indicate that children who are physically punished (i.e., spanked) have similarly negative outcomes to children that are physically abused. This helpful one-page identifies a number of strategies to promote positive parenting and discipline strategies that do not include hitting or the physical use of force with children. www.pcavt.org/parents-corner ... See MoreSee Less

Useful strategies from Prevent Child Abuse Vermont to give parents and caregivers options when things are stressful.💛

😊 reminder - check out YOUR local library to see what passes they have that you can check out for free! What a great option for Vermonters! ❤️ our libraries!Vermont State Parks and Vermont Historic Sites passes are here! FREE entry into Historic Sites and State Parks! We have several other museum passes that offer free or reduced admission. Ask at the circulation desk for loan periods and our full offerings! #jaquithpubliclibrary #vtlibraries #vtlib #vthistoricsites #vtstateparks ... See MoreSee Less

😊  reminder - check out YOUR local library to see what passes they have that you can check out for free! What a great option for Vermonters! ❤️ our libraries!
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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

3,377 individuals served in Central Vermont from July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020