Family Center of Washington County
Healthy Parents = Healthy Families
Reducing isolation, building social connections, and developing parenting and healthy living skills are key strategies to strengthening families and reducing the risk of child abuse and neglect. The Family Center has a long history of implementing those strategies through a variety of individual and group based services. We will expand our services by adding three ongoing group based activities:
- Monthly Food First: Healthy Eating group (focused on meal planning and cooking),
- Monthly Self First: Healthy Living group (focused on self-care and wellness) and
- Quarterly Parent Café (focused on developing leadership while addressing parenting and family issues).
Girls on the Run Vermont
Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole
Girls on the Run Vermont is an independent and statewide after-school program for 3rd-8th grade Vermont girls that focuses on whole heath -- physical, emotional, and social. We serve more than 2,600 girls at over 150 sites in the state and are working hard to ensure that every girl has access to our high-quality after school program. But there is a lot more to be done. Annually, we serve over 2,700 girls between the ages of 8 and 13. While that may seem like a large number, it represents only 20% of Vermont females in this age group.