The Family Place is a private, non-profit organization and one of 15 legislatively-designated Parent Child Centers in Vermont. As such, we play a vital role in our community’s social safety net. Our work involves a whole-family approach to helping children thrive. We work with children and caregivers together, promoting positive parenting strategies and ensuring that children have the kinds of experiences that support their physical development, their social functioning, their ability to learn, and their long-term health. Through home visits, early intervention for infants and toddlers with developmental delays, nursing services, parenting classes and groups, treatment for families dealing with the trauma of sexual abuse, assistance with child care costs, intensive wrap-around supports for young families in poverty, community playgroups, and more, The Family Place partners with families to increase the presence of “protective factors”, things that all families need to be strong and thrive.
To learn more about our history and how our organization was created in 1985, visit here.
To watch a short film about The Family Place and our work with families, watch Growing Hope: The Story of Three Families at The Family Place from Signe Taylor.