Serving Vermont's Children and Families

Throughout the State of Vermont, Easterseals is dedicated to helping children and families. We are the leading agency in the state in working hand-in-hand with the Department for Children and Families (DCF) to find family-centered solutions to problems. Many children suffer from abuse, neglect, bullying, and insufficient help and understanding. Easterseals 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.

Our Programs

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

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

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.
Areas served: Rutland

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

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.

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.

Substance Use Testing
Coordination of substance use testing services that include observed collection of specimens, shipment of specimens to the Vermont Department of Health lab for analysis, and arranging for test results to be brought back to the DCF worker. The fundamental goal of this service is to inform child safety and risk decision making.
Areas served: Barre, Bennington, Brattleboro, Morrisville, Newport, Rutland, Springfield, St. Johnsbury

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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