Champlain Valley Head Start works with a variety of organizations throughout northwest Vermont, and statewide, to assure high quality services to children and families.
The following are a few of the Community Resources most commonly used by Champlain Valley Head Start families.
For the most up-to-date and comprehensive list of resources available in Vermont, visit vermont211.org or call 2-1-1 from anywhere in Vermont. 2-1-1 staff can help refer you to government programs, community-based organizations, support groups, and other local resources. A local call from anywhere in Vermont, service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with live interpretation services for 170 languages.
- Public Benefits: MyBenefits.vt.gov is the official State of Vermont website for public benefits such as food stamps (called 3SquaresVT), Essential Person, Fuel Assistance, Reach Up, and state health insurance programs.
- Child Care Financial Assistance Program (Child Care Subsidy): For information about help paying for child care, visit the website for the VT Dept. for Children and Families, Child Care Financial Assistance.
- Housing: For a directory of housing organizations in Vermont, please visit the website for the Housing Division of the VT Dept. of Housing & Community Development .
- Food: Most families who are eligible for Head Start services will be eligible for the Nutrition Education and Food Services provided by WIC. For more information, please visit the website for the VT Dept. of Health, WIC in Vermont.
- Child Abuse & Neglect: All CVHS staff and volunteers are required by law to report suspected child abuse or neglect. If you would like to learn more about what to expect from the Department for Children and Families – Family Services Division, please read the DCF Parents’ Guide to Child Safety Interventions.
- Domestic Violence: Every member of the family has a right to feel safe in their home. If you or someone you know does not feel safe, please contact your local domestic violence program. Please see the Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence map of programs and contact list.
- Substance Abuse: For contact information regarding substance abuse programs, please see the Vermont Department of Health Substance Abuse Program Contacts prepared by the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs.
Education and Employment
- Adult Education, Family Literacy, and Employment Skills Training: Vermont Adult Learning provides services to all Out-of-School Vermonters age 16 and above to help develop essential skills to improve employment and education options. For more information, please visit the website for VT Adult Learning.