Programs at Parks Place


Vocational Rehabilitation and VABIR: Prepares individuals with disabilities for employment through one-on-one case management and support groups.

Reach-Up: a program of the Vermont Dept. of Economic Services offers training, education, and employment counseling for parents receiving financial assistance.

Vermont Dept. of Labor:Counsels individuals seeking employment and coordinates a youth training program.


Vermont Adult Learning: Provides tutoring in reading, math, and preparation for the GED and High School Completion Program.

Vermont Student Assistance Corp. (VSAC):Assists adults and teens with financial aid, education, and career planning after high school.

Windham Northeast Supervisory Union (WNESU):Schools hold meetings and schedule student testing.





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Community Justice

The Greater Falls Community Justice Program:Enables offenders to make amends to victims and to the community. Meets individually with offenders and organizes the local Reparative Board.

Windham County Court Diversion Program of Youth Services, Inc: An alternative to court proceedings for first-time offenders.

Phoenix House: Provides CRASH Program screenings for driver license reinstatement.





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Health: Prevention and Intervention

Alcoholics Anonymous:Supports those in recovery from alcoholism. Inquiries and participation confidential.

Greater Falls Connections: Promotes healthy lifestyles through prevention initiatives around the use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and healthy food choices.

Health Care & Rehabilitation Services (HCRS):Offers individual and group counseling and case management.

Helping Hand Counseling Center: Offers psychological counseling for children, teens, adults, and couples.

Lead Safe & Healthy Homes:Offers free home assessments to scree health hazards for children 0-6 and pregnant women. It trains contractors and landlords to maintain lead-free dwellings.

Private therapists:Provide varied counseling services.

The AIDS Project of Southern Vermont:Uses Parks Place to distribute condoms.



Springfield Supported Housing:Enables homeless and precariously housed individuals and families to obtain permanent housing.


Resource & Referral

Community members can use a phone, fax machine, copier, and/or a computer.

Individuals may call, email, or walk in for assistance.

The Patch Team:Brings together service providers and community members to discuss local needs and resources. It meets the third Thursday of each month from 9:30am – 11am at Parks Place. All are welcome.

The Resource Directory: A comprehensive directory of human and social services available in and around the local area. 


Youth & Family

Ready by 21:A collaborative endeavor to prepare youth to be ready for careers, advanced training, and “life” by age 21.

Promise Community:A comprehensive approach to transform the lives of children.

Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA):Provides referral and resources for those with financial needs.

Youth Services, Inc:Guides teens and young adults towards employment, healthy lifestyles, and self-reliance.

Parenting Classes:Offered by the Springfield Area Parent Child Center, Prevent Child Abuse Vermont, and other local organizations.  Call for schedule.

Vermont Department for Children and Families: Helps children live in safe, supportive, and healthy environments.


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