Over 400 families are served each year by the Family Room and people from over 50 countries with more than 28 languages benefit from the Family Room programs each year. The programs and services that this outstanding parent-child center and community gem provide at no cost to parents, include but are not limited to: home visits; fathers groups; play groups; supervised DCF visits; preschool; ongoing developmental education and support; infant massage; and parenting; nutrition; cooking; and sewing classes as well as gardening opportunities and child care and support for refugees and new Americans who are English Language Learners taking classes upstairs at AALV. This is powerful work that helps parents, children and our communities thrive. The Family Room is a shining example of a place that celebrates diversity and families of all races, socio-economic and religious backgrounds and promotes peace, friendship, wellness and understanding.
The Family Room Family includes parents and community members organizing to support the important work of the Family Room through volunteering at the center and occasional fundraising events.
The NEW Janet S. Munt Family Room launches on July 1st, 2017. For up-to-date information on the program, please see their new website: www.thefamilyroomvt.org