Community Resources

Community Resources for Families

Family Services

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.

Vermont 211

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, Vermont

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.

Reach Up


Reach Up joins families on their journey to overcome obstacles, explore opportunities, improve their finances and reach their goals. 

Sunrise Family Resource Center


Reach Up joins families on their journey to overcome obstacles, explore opportunities, improve their finances and reach their goals. 


Bennington, VT

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. 

Shires Housing

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.

Sleep and Development


Developmentally appropriate sleep guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Food Resources & Volunteer Opportunities

The Community Food Cupboard

40 Jeff Williams Way Manchester Center, VT

Open to all community members in the greater Northshire Area in need.

Everyone Eats

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.

Arlington Food Shelf

165 Old Mill Road Arlington, VT

Open to any individual or family from the Arlington; Sunderland or Sandgate who need assistance.

The Vermont Food Bank

Greater Vermont, with resources available in Bennington & Rutland

Gathering and sharing quality food and nurture partnerships throughout VT.

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