Area/State Resources for Parents of Infants/Young Children


Agency of Human Services (AHS) 

(a variety of departments with programs and benefits that are helpful to families)

Information on all the AHS departments
Benefits and eligibility guidelines
Vermont Dept. for Children and Families – (802) 257-2888

Groundworks Collaborative

provides support to families and individuals facing housing and food insecurity in the greater Brattleboro area.
Contact: 257-5415 or 257-0066, groundworksvt.org

Branches Pregnancy Resource Center

(faith-based organization that offers a variety of supports for families with infants/young children)
Click here for a brochure

Early Childhood Special Education Services

(special education services for children 3-5):

Early Education Services

EES is the Parent Child Center for the Southeastern region of Vermont. EES programs include: Early Head Start and Head Start classrooms (Brattleboro and Westminster), Early Head Start Home Visitors, Welcome Baby, playgroups, parent education and support groups, information and referral, and the Fatherhood Program.
Contact: (802) 254-3742, earlyeducationservices.org

Prevent Child Abuse Vermont (PCAVT)

(part of Prevent Child Abuse America, PCAVT sponsors trainings, parent classes & support groups, a hotline and educational materials to support parents)

Southern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA)

(variety of supports for low-income Vermonters in Windham and Windsor Counties, includes Head Start, Weatherization, Family Services, and Microbusiness/Workforce Development)
Click here for a brochure

Vermont 2-1-1/Help Me Grow

2-1-1 is a great way to get information on resources and can be dialed from anywhere in Vermont. Help Me Grow, a program of 2-1-1, specifically helps with questions about children’s behavior and development.
Contact: 2-1-1, vermont211.org

Help Me Grow

(part of Vermont 211, specific to child development and behavior help for children up to age 6)

Winston Prouty Center for Family and Child Development

(Children’s Integrated Services, Child Care Referral Program & Early Learning Center)
Click here for a brochure

Food Resources

Click here for a PDF of food resources in the Windham region.