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Support Groups

Vermont Post Permanence Support Groups

The following Support Groups are provided by the Vermont Adoption Consortium in collaboration with Post permanence Services (From Lund, Easterseals, NFI or NKHS). Some groups are also co-sponsored by community partners or are community based support groups.  

Addison County

Support Group for Adoptive and Guardianship Families held the 4th Tuesday of the month. 5:30-7:00 pm.  Please contact Donna Provin for more information and for the location at (802) 343-0565 or email donnap@lundvt.org

Brattleboro

Support Group for Adoptive and Guardianship Parents the second Monday of the month, 6:30-8:30 pm. Please contact Danna Bare, M Ed, for more information and for the current location (802) 258-0308

Chittenden County

Chittenden County Circle of Parents Support Group for Adoptive and Guardianship Families

This group is held the LAST Tuesday of every month from 5:00-6:30pm in South Burlington.

Pre-registration is required.  For more information or to RSVP, contact Katherine Boise, BSW, M.Ed at Lund at (802) 864-7467.

Franklin County

1st Thursday of every month at the Senior Center, 75 Messenger Street, St. Albans from 5:30-7:30 pm. Dinner and childcare provided at no cost.

Please contact Nina Kempf-Miller (802) 495-6187 or Monica Darrah (802) 495-6535 to RSVP or for more information.

Morrisville

2nd Thursday of the month, the Morrisville DCF office - 9:00—11:00 am.  For information contact Karen Langdell, Easterseals of Vermont, (802) 730-6667

Shaftsbury

3rd Thursday of the month from 7 - 9 pm at the Shaftsbury Methodist Church.  For more information contact: Amy Prentiss-Rogers at (802) 343-6310 or Jill C. Bouton at (802) 223-4744

Springfield

Learning Circle for Foster and Adoptive Parents meets the third Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8 pm at the Springfield Family Center—conference room, 365 Summer St, Springfield, VT 05156.  Please call Danna Bare for more information  (802) 258-0308

Upper Valley

Kinship Care Support Group meets the first Thursday of each month, 12:00-1:30 pm, 2458 Christian Street, Wilder, VT (next to Dothan Brook School on Route 5).  For more information contact: Judith Bush, ACSW (802) 356-9393 x 2 or jbush@together.net

 

Other support groups of interest:

Burlington

A Transracial Playgroup was started up in the Burlington area in August.  Please contact Jordy Baker for more information jordybaker@me.com.

Montpelier

Families of Color, open to all families. Play, eat and discuss issues of adoption, race and multiculturalism. Bring snacks and games to share, and dress for the weather. Third Sundays, 3–5 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main Street, Montpelier.

Alyson, 439-6096 or alyson.mahony@gmail.com

Milton

Grandparents as Parents Support Group meets the first Monday of the month from 6:30-8:00 pm at New Life Christian Church.  Childcare is provided.  For more information call (802) 893-3838.