Human Services

WASHINGTON COUNTY FAMILY CENTER

At the Family Center, it's always about the family

aka Family Center of Washington County   |   Montpelier, VT   |  www.fcwcvt.org

Mission

Family Center of Washington County builds resourceful families, and healthy children to create a strong community. At the Family Center, it's always about the family

Ruling year info

1986

Co-Executive Director

Ms. Claire Kendall

Co-Executive Director

Joe Ferrada

Main address

383 Sherwood Drive

Montpelier, VT 05602 USA

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EIN

22-2652676

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Child Day Care (P33)

Family Services (P40)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Social determinants of health. The CDC describes it as follows: Health is influenced by many factors, which may generally be organized into five broad categories known as determinants of health: genetics, behavior, environmental and physical influences, medical care and social factors. These five categories are interconnected. The fifth category (social determinants of health) encompasses economic and social conditions that influence the health of people and communities. These conditions are shaped by socioeconomic position, which is the amount of money, power, and resources that people have, all of which are influenced by socioeconomic and political factors (e.g., policies, culture, and societal values). An individual’s socioeconomic position can be shaped by various factors such as their education, occupation, or income. All of these factors (social determinants) impact the health and well-being of people and the communities they interact with.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Early Childhood Program

The Family Center of Washington County is a family resource center for central Vermont providing family support services and resources to children and families in our region. We are one of Vermont’s state-designated network of Parent Child Centers. We have a staff of 50 professionals, an engaged board of eight community members, a budget of $2.5 million, and a five STAR Early Childhood program. Our Mission Building resourceful families and healthy children to create a strong community. Our Vision Acceptance and hope for all families.

Population(s) Served
Families
Infants to preschool (under age 5)
Budget
$2,500,000

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Our goal is to help build resourceful families and healthy children to create a strong community

Our programs are aligned with the social determinants of health. Helping parents with young children by addressing issues such as homelessness, education, food insecurity, transportation, substance abuse, concrete supports, etc.

Incredibly dedicated staff, amazing community partnerships, dedicated community supporters.

An increase in protective factors which are foundation of the Strengthening Families Approach and include: parental resilience, social connections, concrete support in times of need, knowledge of parenting and child development, and social and emotional competence of children.

The Family Center of Washington County provides services and resources to all children and families in our region. We offer services for children, youth and families, including: Early Care and Education, Children’s Integrated Services-Early Intervention, Family Support Home Visiting, Child Care Financial Assistance, Child Care Referral, Welcome Baby Information, Family Supportive Housing Services, Specialized Child Care supports, Transportation, Reach Up Job Development, Family Works, on-site Parent Support Groups, Food Pantry, Parent Education, and Playgroups for children from birth to five. For more information about Family Center programs and services, please visit: www.fcwcvt.org . Among the 3,877 individuals in Central Vermont who benefited from the Family Center’s programs and services from July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019 were: *209 families who received Information & Referral, including consulting our Child Care Referral services, receiving assistance in finding child care to meet their needs, answering questions related to child care and child development, and receiving information about other community resources available. *498 families who received Child Care Financial Assistance. *479 children and *407 caregivers who participated in one of our Playgroups. Playgroups are free, open to all families with children birth to five, and have no eligibility requirements. Children have a chance to play with others in a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment. Parents talk to other parents, draw upon each other for support, learn new skills from Playgroup Facilitators and get information about community resources. * 59 adults and * 60 children who participated in Parent Education Workshops and related activities for children. * 61 children who attended our 5 STARS Early Childhood Education program. *889 individuals who were served by one of our Home Visiting services, providing parent and family education and support. *514 children and caregivers who received food and household items from our Food Pantry to help supplement their nutritional and basic needs of families we serve. * 23 children who received Transportation assistance through our bus. *466 children and parents who attended our Community Events. * 19 families who received pediatric based Adverse Family Experiences (ACEs) screening and supports. * 50 individuals who attended on-site Parent Support Groups. * 16 young parents who received wrap around support in our Family Works program. * 57 individuals who received Reach Up Job Development skills and hands-on work experience. * 70 children and adults who received permanent housing through our Family Supportive Housing Services for homeless or at-risk-families with minor children in Washington County.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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WASHINGTON COUNTY FAMILY CENTER

Board of directors
as of 7/13/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kim Keiser

Cindy Bond

Kim Keiser

Katy Lefel

Sue Dellipriscoli

Shelley Quinn

stephanie Kuschinkas

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Keywords

children, families, parents, education, family support, community