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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.

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 would like to share the following:

COVID-19 vaccine registration for people 75 and older will begin Jan. 25.

State officials announced at Friday’s press conference that registration for the COVID-19 vaccine for people who are 75 years and older will begin on January 25.

Vaccine clinics will start on January 27. People will register online, or by calling a phone number. The website and phone number will be announced on or before January 25, in addition to other details.
“Now that Vermonters know more about our plans, we are anticipating plenty of interest and questions,” said Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD. “This will be good news for many people, but I again need to ask for your patience and help as we finalize our systems so they can be rolled out as smoothly as possible.”

You will not be able to make an appointment by calling any other Health Department phone number. Please do not call your health care provider or hospital for vaccine appointments. “By waiting until we have more details to share, you’ll be helping our staff focus on the difficult and complex work to prepare for this next phase,” Dr. Levine said.

Dr. Levine also announced that people who have certain high-risk health conditions will be able to receive the vaccine once vaccinations of the 65+ age groups are complete. These are medical conditions that put people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 as identified by the CDC. Severe illness is defined as hospitalization, admission to the ICU, intubation or mechanical ventilation, or death.

These are:
• Current cancer
• Chronic kidney disease
• COPD, also called emphysema
• Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
• Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system)
• Severe obesity
• Pregnancy
• Type 2 diabetes mellitus
• Down Syndrome
• Sickle cell disease

Dr. Levine also emphasized the state’s commitment to addressing the historical and current factors that contribute to health disparities.

“There is no question that members of certain demographic groups have been disproportionately overrepresented in Vermont’s COVID-19 infection, hospitalization, and death rates,” he said. “This means we must prioritize these groups to reach our goal of preserving life and protecting those most at risk.”

“We have been working with community leaders, we have listened, and we are committed to continuing to right past wrongs. We will ensure that this community gets the support they need, in the language they need, in the locations they need, to make informed choices and to get scheduled for vaccinations,” Dr. Levine said.
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Family Center of Washington would like to share:After you get the COVID-19 vaccine, you will still need to wear a mask and keep 6-foot distance from others. This is because even if the vaccine protects you from illness, we don’t yet know if you can still transmit the virus to someone else. We are learning more all the time, so keep checking our website. www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19/vaccine/about-covid-19-vaccines-vermont ... See MoreSee Less

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The Family Center would like to share the following:

COVID-19 vaccine registration for people 75 and older will begin Jan. 25.

State officials announced at Friday’s press conference that registration for the COVID-19 vaccine for people who are 75 years and older will begin on January 25.

Vaccine clinics will start on January 27. People will register online, or by calling a phone number. The website and phone number will be announced on or before January 25, in addition to other details.
“Now that Vermonters know more about our plans, we are anticipating plenty of interest and questions,” said Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD. “This will be good news for many people, but I again need to ask for your patience and help as we finalize our systems so they can be rolled out as smoothly as possible.”

You will not be able to make an appointment by calling any other Health Department phone number. Please do not call your health care provider or hospital for vaccine appointments. “By waiting until we have more details to share, you’ll be helping our staff focus on the difficult and complex work to prepare for this next phase,” Dr. Levine said.

Dr. Levine also announced that people who have certain high-risk health conditions will be able to receive the vaccine once vaccinations of the 65+ age groups are complete. These are medical conditions that put people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 as identified by the CDC. Severe illness is defined as hospitalization, admission to the ICU, intubation or mechanical ventilation, or death.

These are:
• Current cancer
• Chronic kidney disease
• COPD, also called emphysema
• Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
• Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system)
• Severe obesity
• Pregnancy
• Type 2 diabetes mellitus
• Down Syndrome
• Sickle cell disease

Dr. Levine also emphasized the state’s commitment to addressing the historical and current factors that contribute to health disparities.

“There is no question that members of certain demographic groups have been disproportionately overrepresented in Vermont’s COVID-19 infection, hospitalization, and death rates,” he said. “This means we must prioritize these groups to reach our goal of preserving life and protecting those most at risk.”

“We have been working with community leaders, we have listened, and we are committed to continuing to right past wrongs. We will ensure that this community gets the support they need, in the language they need, in the locations they need, to make informed choices and to get scheduled for vaccinations,” Dr. Levine said.
... See MoreSee Less

Family Center of Washington would like to share:After you get the COVID-19 vaccine, you will still need to wear a mask and keep 6-foot distance from others. This is because even if the vaccine protects you from illness, we don’t yet know if you can still transmit the virus to someone else. We are learning more all the time, so keep checking our website. www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19/vaccine/about-covid-19-vaccines-vermont ... See MoreSee Less

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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