Organizations Supporting Families of Children with Disabilities Merge into One-Stop Shop

Parent to Parent of Vermont (P2P) was a family support and advocacy organization with the mission to nurture and support families whose children have a chronic illness or disability, focusing on health information, medical education, and insurance support. Vermont Parent Information¬†Center’s (VPIC) mission was to help ensure that parents of a child with a disability had a place to turn to when they needed information and support to advocate on behalf of their child’s education and quality of life. The two organizations merged to form the Vermont Family Network, a one-stop shop for parents, families, children, and adults who have special needs to be effective advocates for their health, education, and well-being. The Lodestar Foundation provided a challenge grant to help fund the final integration expenses of the merger.

Grant Information

Grant Amount: $7,000

Year Granted: 2009

Grantee: Vermont Family Network

Location: VT - Vermont

Grantee Website: Vermont Family Network