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.
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.
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.
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.