Looking to improve your family's communication?
Is stress affecting your family relationships?
Wish your family was better at supporting each other?
Vermont Family Matters (VFM) is an extension of the Vermont Head Start programs. We provide resources and tools to strengthen parent relationships and create a nurturing environment for children. We help families build valuable skills to:
- Have healthy and supportive relationships
- Decrease conflict in the home
- Establish trust and closeness within the family
- Strengthen communication skills
- Gain awareness of relationship dynamics
- Develop positive support networks
Participants attend an interactive parents' weekend to learn relationship skills and connect with other parents. Then, VFM offers regularly scheduled workshops, access to education, support services, counseling and other community resources in local communities.
Who is Eligible? Open to families throughout the state who are enrolled in Head Start or are Head Start eligible. Single parents and co-parenting individuals, married and unmarried couples, couples considering marriage or civil unions and blended families are all welcome.
For more about Vermont Family Matters in central Vermont,
Contact us at 1-800-639-1053 or (802) 479-1053 or by emailing
For information about the VFM statewide partnership or other regional programs,
Visit the Vermont Family Matters website to learn more.
Vermont Family Matters is a statewide collaboration of Head Start programs and available statewide through local Head Start agencies:
Brattleboro Early Education Services
Central Vermont Community Action Council
Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity
Northeast Kingdom Community Action
Rutland County Head Start
Southeastern Vermont Community Action
United Counseling Service of Bennington County