Community Resources for Families
Support Groups and Nurturing Curriculum for Families
Prevent Child Abuse Vermont
Circle of Parents is a professionally facilitated, peer led support group for parents and other caregivers. Nurturing Parenting Programs are curriculum-based, parenting education programs for families experiencing stress.
Vermont Family Network
The Vermont Family Network’s Family Support Fund assists families with respite and unmet medical expenses. They also offer support and resources to families as they navigate medical and healthcare financing systems.
The Vermont 211 database contains detailed descriptions of programs and services available to Vermonters that are provided by local community groups, social service and health-related agencies, government organizations, and others.
Manchester Arts Studio
4479 Main Street, Manchester Center, VT
A nurturing environment to work with your hands. Offering fall after school classes for school-aged children in addition to workshops, lessons, and events.
United Counseling Services
100 Ledge Hill Drive, Bennington, VT
UCS serves adults, youth and families. Offering services for early childhood, mental health, development, rehabilitation, mentoring,
and youth and family services.
Bennington County Head Start and Early Head Start
Bennington County Head Start provides early education classes promoting school readiness and family opportunities to strengthen families
to Bennington County residents with sites in the following towns: Bennington, Pownal, & Manchester.
Sunrise Family Resource Center
244 Union St, Bennington, VT
Connect families with community resources, provide educational experiences and build relationships that promote independence and resilience.
The WIC Program (Women, Infants and Children) provides access to healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support and referrals
to health care and other community resources.
307 North Street, Bennington, VT
Shires Housing believes that everyone deserves a great place to live. We work hard to provide quality, affordable housing in Southwestern
Vermont including apartments and family homes.
Food Resources & Volunteer Opportunities
Vermont Everyone Eats provides nutritious meals to Vermonters in need of food assistance, as well as a stabilizing source of income for Vermont restaurants, farmers, and food producers.
5484 Main St Manchester Center, VT 05255