OK you've got this - all three Addison County school districts and many other groups and individuals have joined together to launch a public awareness and education campaign for youth resiliency. This website has information about the campaign and resources for parents.
Minibury - resource for parents seeking family-friendly events, activities, camps and educational opportunities in Middlebury, Addison County and the surrounding communities in Vermont
Addison Central Teens - offers after-school alternatives and summer camp options that are welcoming, safe and fun for all teenagers in the community, located at 77 Mary Hogan Drive
Middlebury Parks and Recreation – offers a variety of programs (seasonal, week-long programs during school breaks, and summer camps)
Middlebury Town Hall Theatre - offers a variety of theatre, dance and rock band classes throughout the year, some scholarships are available
Hannaford Career Center – provides educational experiences that prepare secondary and adult students with the knowledge and skills to enter the workforce in careers that are high skilled, high demand, and that pay a livable wage and to continue their education.
Ilsley Public Library (Middlebury)/ Sarah Partridge (East Middlebury) - Children through 12th grade in Addison Central School District can receive a free library card. They offer a summer reading program and activities during the summer and school breaks.
Green Mountain Consortium- offers a great selection of books and audiobooks. If you have a libarary card an Ilsley, Salisbury, Cornwall, or Platt library card, you have an account already in Green Mountain Consortium (previously ListenupVermont!).
Addison County Menu of Services - Food Resources/Community Meals, Insurance Information, Parenting Resources, Behavioral, Mental Health and Recovery Resources, Transportation, Housing, and Safety
Hunger Free Vermont - Open or drop-in summer meal sites fill a critical role in addressing food insecurity for children across the state of Vermont.
Parent Child Center – works with adolescent families and at-risk teens, many of their services are intended for any family who needs and wants them. The Center also helps families assess their children’s physical and cognitive development and provides support services if needed. They offer consultation and support to families and childcare providers around young children’s social, emotional and behavioral development. Playgroups are offered around the county to promote social interactions for children and parents.
United Way Familywize – United Way offers a prescription card that is free to everyone whether you are insured or uninsured
Parent Up - substance abuse prevention resource for parents of teens
Help Me Grow Vermont - statewide system for improving access to existing resources and services for prenatal parent and families with young children through age 8
Vermont 2-1-1 – The number to dial to find out about hundreds of important community resources, like emergency food and shelter, disability services, counseling, senior services, health care, child care, drug and alcohol programs, legal assistance, transportation agencies, educational and volunteer opportunities, and much more. 2-1-1 is not an emergency number like 9-1-1, nor is it directory assistance like 4-1-1, it is your first step toward solving everyday problems or when you are facing difficult times. It’s a free service. It’s confidential. It’s 24/7.
Counseling Services of Addison County - a community mental health center located in Middlebury
Addiction Help Vermont - addiction resources in Addison County
Mary Johnson Childcare Services – The Referral Specialist at Mary Johnson Childcare Services can help families, at no cost, learn about the child care options that are available in the Addison County community. They make referrals to family home childcare providers and licensed childcare centers.
Vermont Adult Learning - offers GED and Basic Skills Education
Meeting Rooms around Middlebury – list of meeting room options in Middlebury
ACTR Bus Schedule - The ACTR Bus System is made up of six different bus routes including connections to Rutland and Burlington. They also provide Dial-a-Ride, transporting elders and persons with disabilities, Medicaid-eligible residents and many other vulnerable populations to medical services, work, grocery stores and meal sites.
Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law - find out more about the new recycling law and information on how and where to dispose of various types of household materials
If any of these links break or if you have ideas of resources in Addison County that would be helpful to parents, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org