Serving Washington County

The Family Center of Washington County fosters the positive growth and development of young children and their families.

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For Children

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

Child Services

For Youth

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

Youth Services

For Families

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

Family Services

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.

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Strengthening Families is a program designed to assist families who have an open DCF case to decrease risk factors and prevent children from entering state custody. Historically – without Strengthening Families – 30% of children with open family support cases come into state custody. In the first 18 months, the Strengthening Families Sites experienced 7% to 12% of children with open cases coming into custody, a substantial increase for the safety of children.

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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.
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3,995 individuals served in Central Vermont from July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014

Family Center News and Events

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NO BABY PLAYGROUP JULY 2ND.
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Early Childhood Program Pot-Luck Dinner (50 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

The children had a great time playing with their friends and family after the pot-luck dinner on June 24. It also gave parents/caregivers a chance to meet their children's friends and parents.

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The children had a great time playing with their friends and family after the pot-luck dinner on June 24. It also gave parents/caregivers a chance to meet their children's friends and parents.

Early Childhood Program Pot-Luck Dinner - June 24, 2015 (30 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

The Early Childhood Program has a pot-luck dinner every year for children and their parents to celebrate the end of the school year. This is the first year we had beautiful weather. Everyone pitched i...

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The Early Childhood Program has a pot-luck dinner every year for children and their parents to celebrate the end of the school year. This is the first year we had beautiful weather. Everyone pitched in to help, parents and Family Center staff alike. Many parents and staff brought in yummy dishes to share. There was plenty of food and everyone had an enjoyable evening.