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Easterseals VT is known for finding practical, realistic solutions and helping parents understand and work with their school systems. We empower parents to be more effective in teaching, listening to, and understanding their children’s needs. We offer direct assistance to our families to improve the situations they are dealing with.

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Balanced & Restorative Justice

This program has a single mission: to enhance youth-focused restorative justice in the Middlebury District. We create safe, youth-based learning environments, identify skills and resource gaps, and support youth to become productive and invested community members. Areas served: Middlebury

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Balanced & Restorative Justice

This program has a single mission: to enhance youth-focused restorative justice in the Middlebury District. We create safe, youth-based learning environments, identify skills and resource gaps, and support youth to become productive and invested community members. Areas served: Middlebury

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Compass

A prevention and stabilization program that serves at-risk youth ages 12 to 23 in Rutland County. Our program supports youth and families in developing well-being, education and employment, permanent connections, and stable living environments as youth transition to adulthood.

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Intensive Family Based Services

Supports children and their families facing challenges that threaten their stability and safety at home and in their community through assessment, case management, facilitating community connections, and identification of family and natural support as well as crisis management planning. Areas served: Morrisville, Newport, St. Johnsbury

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Lending Library

Resources for Vermont and New Hampshire professionals, parents who adopt or provide guardianship, as well as children & youth.

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Youth Development Program

Helps youth and young adults ages 14 to 22 formerly in foster care make the transition to adulthood and independent living. Clients determine their goals, and our experienced coordinators create opportunities for them to achieve those goals.

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Post Permanency

Provides additional support for families formed by adoption or guardianship. Services focus on helping families identify their strengths, establish goals, and locate community resources for ongoing support while addressing common issues that many adoptive and kinship families face. Areas served: Barre, Bennington, Hartford, Morrisville, Rutland, St. Johnsbury.

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July 20, 2024 | 9:00 pm

Over the Edge

455 North Main Street, Barre, VT

By supporting Over the Edge this year, you will be providing Easterseals VT with the opportunity to continue their work towards their mission to support our VT children and their families.

News and Stories

  • February 14, 2024

    Easterseals NH & VT Appoints Linda Uliva James of White River Junction to Board

    Manchester, NH, February 12, 2024– Easterseals NH & VT has appointed Linda Uliva James to the Board of Directors. James was most recently the Policy and Operations Manager for the Vermont Department for Children and Families.

  • January 30, 2024

    Being There for Dawn & Kayden 

    Seven years ago, Dawn was posed with the biggest decision of her life when her son’s ex-girlfriend approached her, telling her she was pregnant and unsure what to do unless Dawn wanted to adopt the child. Dawn was her grandchild’s only hope, with neither parent able to care for him at that time.

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    December 19, 2023

    Hard Work and Determination Pay Off

    When Kearstyn was referred to Easterseals Vermont by the Department of Family Services, she was a new mom juggling an extreme set of circumstances. Her substance use was putting custody of her infant daughter, Armani, at risk. Her case was in family court. What Kearstyn did next would make all the difference in keeping them together.

Together, we are building a strong and unified community of care that creates opportunities and offers equitable access to services for thousands of individuals and families