Our Current Programs

Questions? Contact jackie@thefamilyroomvt.org

  • Dads Checking In

    Fridays, 10:00 - 11:00 am

    It's so important to check in with each other during these times. When was the last time someone asked you, "Hey man, how are you doing?" This weekly drop-in group offered remotely allows fathers to check in with one another, share some of the highlights and challenges from their week, and tell a few jokes while we're at it. So pour yourself a cup of coffee and join the conversation!

  • Postpartum Coffee and Tea Hour

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:00 am

    Grab a mug of something warm to drink, bring your baby and get comfy.
    Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am-11am over Zoom
    We will practice calming and grounding techniques for you and your baby, discuss normal newborn development and behavior and share the joys and challenges during the postpartum time in a supportive online space. Facilitated by Dayva Savio pre/post natal program coordinator at the Family Room.

  • Toddler play

    Coming Soon!*

    Coming Soon!*

  • Technology and Computer Literacy Mentoring

    Enrolled on a Rolling Basis

    Meet with a mentor from the Family Room or Parent University to strengthen your computer literacy skills, learn how to get on zoom, google drive, or any other application you may need.

  • The Brotherhood

    Enrolled on a Rolling Basis

    Every father could benefit from adding one more person to talk with in their life. The brotherhood is a father support network that connects program fathers with other local dads who serve as a mentor. These fatherhood mentors are there to provide support when it is needed, and even when it is not. Mentors can help program fathers set goals, offer another perspective, and share a few laughs. Connections happen via phone, text, or email.

  • Building Strong Families Clinic

    Offered By Appointment

    The clinic is designed to give parents and children of immigrant families a comfortable and secure place to be their authentic selves with health care providers. The clinic also provides interpreting services and connects families to community support resources and to other parents in their neighborhood.

  • Healthy Families From the Start

    Enrolled on a Rolling Basis

    Using evidence-based birth and parenting information, Healthy Families from the Start offers relationship based support and education through in-person and remote one-on-one visits and group gatherings. While partnering with other community mental health and support services, we will help to facilitate a continuum of care during the early months with a new baby.

  • Preschool

    Sept - June

    A 5-star community preschool for children aged 3-5. This play-based learning community is inspired by nature and neighborhood, encourages social-emotional learning, and builds upon the strengths and curiosities of the children.

  • Pantry

    Arranged with your family support staff

    Our pantry supports healthy families and prevents crisis by providing food packages, community resources and referrals for food security, and other household necessities like diapers and winter clothing.

  • Family Support and Home Visiting

    Offered By Appointment

    Staff accompany families in doorways and driveways, through phone calls and zoom as they navigate the challenges of modern parenting. Families get information on child development, access concrete supports and services, and receive emotional support as needed.

  • Babies 101

    New Session Starts First Week of Each Month

    How do you give a baby a bath? What does each cry mean? How do you manage your own anger? Explore these topics and more in this 4 week class taught remotely and completed at your own pace. Information is shared through a series of videos, readings, and assignments. Participants are encourage to connect with one-another and ask questions along the way. This course is perfect for expecting fathers through 6 months of age.

  • Virtual Strong families playgroup

    Coming Soon!*

    Coming Soon!*

  • Everyday Fathers

    Mondays, 10:00 - 11:00 am

    Being a father is one of the most amazing, rewarding experiences someone can have. It's also one of the most challenging, stressful, and emotionally draining. In this 8-week long class, fathers explore what it means to be a dad, healthy communication strategies, tips for developing emotional intelligence strategies in our kids, and how to be the best dad you can be. Remotely facilitated.

  • Gardening at Ethan Allen Homestead

    May - October

    Enjoy time outdoors with your children- no gardening experience necessary! Workshops, technical support, projects for kids, and you can even grow in your own (or help with a shared!) plot!

20 Allen Street

Burlington, VT 05401

(802) 862-2121


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