New statewide phone line to support families with young children
A new statewide phone line to support families with young children was announced today by the United Ways of Vermont. Parents and caregivers can now dial 2-1-1 to be connected with trained Help Me Grow child development specialists who can answer questions about children’s behavior and development and connect families to resources and services in their community.
Child development specialists will be available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday – Friday. Callers can leave messages after hours, as Vermont 2-1-1 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Help Me Grow Vermont 2-1-1 services are confidential.
The Help Me Grow initiative is part of a broader effort to strengthen and align the systems that support young children and families in Vermont. Information collected by call center staff will help identify family needs as well as gaps in and barriers to services across the state. This data can then be used to help ensure than young Vermonters and their families get the support they need.
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