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Easterseals VT empowers and assists parents and children to improve their lives. At the heart of all we do is our belief that families can, with sufficient assistance, address their challenges and create safety and well-being within their lives. Easterseals VT has earned a reputation for being a key partner to the state in promoting family-centered practices for child welfare.

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Child and Family Support Programs

Collaborate closely with the Department for Children and Families and parents striving to establish safety for their children in an effort to help families create well-being for their children. This service provides five different interventions: Family Time Coordination, Family Finding, Family Safety Planning, Care Coordination, and Family Time Coaching. Areas served: Barre, Brattleboro, Burlington, Hartford, Middlebury, Morrisville, Newport, Rutland, Springfield, St. Johnsbury

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Otto holding his mom and dads hands while walking outside.

Child and Family Support Programs

Collaborate closely with the Department for Children and Families and parents striving to establish safety for their children in an effort to help families create well-being for their children. This service provides five different interventions: Family Time Coordination, Family Finding, Family Safety Planning, Care Coordination, and Family Time Coaching. Areas served: Barre, Brattleboro, Burlington, Hartford, Middlebury, Morrisville, Newport, Rutland, Springfield, St. Johnsbury

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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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Transportation Services

Transportation services for children and youth accessing parent-child contact support services through Easterseals Vermont. Areas served: Barre, Brattleboro, Burlington, Hartford, Middlebury, Morrisville, Newport, Rutland, Springfield, St. Johnsbury

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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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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.

  • Novalee meets firefighters as she explores her future career potential.

    December 11, 2023

    The Power of Trust for Novalee

    For Novalee, the events that happened over the COVID-19 pandemic were difficult and isolating.

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.