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Parents

Click here for mental health supports and therapists.

Click here for resources for teenagers.

 

Lamoille Family Center

The Family Center has a list of all open childcare slots in the area.

The Lamoille Family Center promotes the wellbeing of Lamoille Valley children, youth, and families and supports them in meeting life’s challenges through education, direct services, and advocacy. Services include:

** Children's Integrated Services (CIS)

  • DULCE (Developmental Understanding and Legal Collaboration for Everyone)
  • early childhood and family mental health
  • early intervention
  • maternal/child health and support for parents
  • specialized childcare services

** Youth, teens, and young adults programs, including:

  • runaway and homeless youth programs/shelter
  • prevention and stabilization services for youth and families (PSSYF)

** Childcare supports:

  • childcare referrals
  • childcare financial help

** Family support services

  • playgroups
  • parent education
  • emergency needs

If you have a parenting need, a good place to start is Lamoille Family Center. 802-888-5229.

 

Supports

Help Me Grow VT creates strong families, which helps promote healthy child development, so that all children reach their greatest potential. Click here for information on classes, developmental screening, and providers. 

 

The Dad’s Group is a great place to connect with other dads, share successes and challenges, and have some fun. Join to walk, play, and talk with other kids and dads.

  • Monday nights, 5-6
  • Oxbow River Park at the end of Portland St. in Morrisville
  • Contact: rcary@lrcvt.org 802-730-3000

 

The Moms in Recovery Support Program supports pregnant and parenting mothers through their journey in recovery from Substance Use Disorders (SUDs), as well as their families. This includes offering weekly peer-support meetings, one-on-one recovery coaching, workshops, help with navigation of community resources, childcare, transportation assistance and more:

  • Resource Referrals
  • Financial Assistance
  • Vouchers for Necessities
  • Support Groups
  • Recovery Coaching
  • Health & Wellness Services

​Meetings:

 

Workgroup for parents and caregivers of tweens and teens: share tips with other parents and caregivers.

  • Fourth Wednesday of the month, 7 PM
  • Register here
  • Hosted by Healthy Lamoille Valley

 

HEART M.O.M. (Meeting Other Moms) Group: supporting families from hospital to home. A 6 week series for anyone who identifies as a mom in the pregnant or postpartum period (up to 18 months), to talk about the ups and downs of parenting. 

 

Easter Seals

Easter Seals provides Intensive Family Based Services  to children and their families struggling at home and in their community. IFBS works with Department of Children and Families (DCF) to help keep families safely together through in-home, family- focused treatment services. They serve: 

  • Families at risk of having their children removed from their homes
  • Families at risk of DCF involvement
  • Families with children returning from out of home
  • Families who may be struggling and are referred to a program
  • Referrals from DCF and community partners

Morrisville office:

  • PO Box 351 Morrisville, VT 05661
  • 802.622.4385

 

Lamoille County Mental Health Services

Children, Youth, and Family Services provides mental health services for children and adolescents from birth through 22 years old and their families. 

 

Outdoor Story Time:

Morristown Centennial Library : Tuesday mornings at 10:30

Join in the library’s backyard for big books, songs, puppets, and other fun literacy activities, followed by a craft instruction. (On Facebook if weather is bad.) Masks and social distancing required. Recommended for ages 2-5, but open to all.  For more information: youthservices@centenniallibrary.org.

 

Babies

Vermont Donor Milk Center can accept donated breast milk and provide pasteurized donor human breast milk with a prescription. More information here.

 

Healthy Lamoille Valley

Healthy Lamoille Valley provides resources and support for Lamoille area youth and families, facilitates our local Youth Prevention Council, offers youth leadership opportunities, family support resources, and community outreach in the Lamoille County area and surrounding communities.

HLV's latest project, #LiveYourWhy, encourages youth and their families to engage in a series of activities designed to foster and cultivate protective factors at home while also finding ways to stay together and connected even while we're physically separated. Visit their website.