Green Mountain Support Services

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For over 30 years, GMSS has provided community –based supports for those with disabilities in northern Vermont. We stand out from other agencies in our mission statement. We “Empower Neighbors with Disabilities to be at Home in the Community.” We truly believe that. We do not do congregate or segregated settings and firmly believe that everyone has gifts and experiences to share. This is how people should be connected; through shared gifts, passions, and experiences, and not solely on their diagnosis.

Presently we provide support in 7 out of 14 counties in Vermont and we continue to grow based on our proud agency mission. We hold ourselves to a high standard not only providing genuine person-centered supports to those we serve but also hold our employees in very high regard, by providing them with innovative and empathetic benefits.

Two of our more successful programs is offering our staff unlimited vacation and also pay them money to quit smoking. Due to these and other benefits, we have the highest retention rate in Vermont in the non-profit human service category which has significantly reduced our administrative costs. We are also proud to state that our administrative costs always hover between 4% and 5%.

Our Four Programs

Intellectual / Development Disabilities: We pride ourselves in working with people that other state-wide agencies find difficult to support. We succeed by training and supporting our employees in being compassionate and responsive enough to ensure the people we support continuously work towards making genuine connections and relationships with their family, friends, and neighbors.

The less we have paid supports and the more we have natural supports in our life, the more fulfilling our lives become. A disability should not hinder that.

Traumatic Brain Injury: We are the only agency in Vermont to provide fully community-based support to Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors. There are a few in the state of Vermont that works with TBI clients, but in a congregate or segregated setting; but we are the only ones that believe community-based supports significantly increases the rehabilitation process.

Elderly Care Support: Here in Vermont, we know that we are only strong as a community when everyone is a part of it. We still institutionalize a portion of our population and it has become normal. That is the elderly.

We are proud to offer the ‘Adult Family Care’ program, where a person who is eligible for nursing home care, but does not need 24-hour nursing, can move into a local home and be a roommate. We train and support the homeowner in providing person-centered care for the person and they still get to be a part of their own neighborhood.

Supported Employment: Having a job is not primarily about the money, it is about being a part of something bigger than oneself; and being a part of a work community; being valued. Our Supported Employment department provides an innovative community-based foundation to our other programs; allowing our clients to be a part of their community at every level of society.

93 James Road, Morrisville VT 05661 - Phone: (802) 888- 7602

1222 Main St. Suite 102, St Johnsbury VT 05819 - Phone (802) 424 - 1636

Website

(802) 888-7602

Healthy Lamoille Valley

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Healthy Lamoille Valley seeks to change community norms through collaboration with diverse community partners to prevent youth substance abuse and to support healthy personal choices.

Healthy Lamoille Valley (HLV) is celebrating 20 years of prevention work in the Lamoille Valley beginning in 1998. While the organization’s name has changed over the years, the primary focus has always been preventing substance abuse among youth and young adults. During this time diverse community partners have worked collaboratively to prevent and reduce underage use of alcohol, binge drinking, and tobacco while increasing prescription drug safety, and marijuana education. A piece of HLV’s current work is exploring the linkages between toxic stress/Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and substance misuse; then partnering with the community to reduce ACEs through a multi-generational approach to reduce future substance abuse.

Vision: Lamoille Valley is a safe, supportive and healthy community.

Mission: Healthy Lamoille Valley is a coalition of community organizations and individuals working collaboratively to reduce youth substance misuse and encourage youth to make substance free healthy choices.

Service Area: Healthy Lamoille Valley serves the communities of: Belvidere, Cambridge, Craftsbury, Eden, Elmore, Greensboro, Hardwick, Hyde Park, Jeffersonville, Johnson, Morrisville, Stannard, Stowe, Waterville, Wolcott, Woodbury

Contact:
Coordinator: Jessica Bickford, jessica@healthylamoillevalley.org, (802) 730-6599
Policy and Community Outreach Coordinator: Alison Link, alison@healthylamoillevalley.org, (917)626-0344

Mailing Address: Healthy Lamoille Valley, 480 Cadys Falls Road, Morrisville, VT 05561

( see also our Healthy Lamoille Valley Coalition Partners page)

480 Cadys Falls Rd
Morrisville, VT 05661 

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Website

(802) 730-6599

jessica@healthylamoillevalley.org

Lamoille Community Food Share

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The mission of Lamoille Community Food Share is to help support and improve the physical well-being of individuals who might otherwise go hungry. We provide supplemental food, free of charge, in a supportive environment striving to offer healthy choices within our budget.

P.O Box 173
Morrisville, VT 05661 

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Website

802-888-6550

lcfoodshare@gmail.com

Lamoille County Mental Health Services

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Lamoille County Mental Health Services is one of the designated agencies in Vermont that is charged with the responsibility of providing comprehensive community mental health, developmental and related services to the citizens of Lamoille Valley. Our services include individual, family and group therapy, medication therapy and support, emergency and crisis support, developmental, day treatment, housing, vocational, and outreach services to individuals, families and schools.

72 Harrel St.
Morrisville, VT 05661 

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Website

802-888-5026

info@lamoille.org

Lamoille Economic Development Corporation

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The Lamoille Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) is a private not-for-profit corporation sponsored by Lamoille County business and municipalities as well as the State of Vermont. Our Mission is to strengthen the county’s economy through facilitating the creation and expansion of jobs and businesses and investing for the prosperity of Lamoille County communities.

P.O Box 455
Morrisville, VT 05661 

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Website

802-888-5640

john@lamoilleeconomy.org

Lamoille Family Center

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The Lamoille Family Center affirms the right of all children to grow up in an environment that enables them to become healthy adults by educating, encouraging and celebrating families.

As a family resource center, we focus on creating an atmosphere in which all families are welcomed, nurtured, and supported.  We recognize that raising children is an important and challenging job for all parents, and that the outcomes of that endeavor have a profound impact on our communities and society.  We are firmly committed to developing a system of care for children and families that weaves together best practices of professionals, the wisdom and experience of families, and the strengths and hopes of the community.

480 Cady's Falls Rd
Morrisville, VT 05661 

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Website

802-888-5229

info@lamoillefamilycenter.org


Lamoille Home Health and Hospice

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Our tradition of high quality health care began in 1971, when the Agency’s doors opened for business.  Thanks to the vision of Doris Kinville, RN, Public Health Nurse, she and a host of energetic volunteers dedicated themselves to make the dream of a home health agency to serve Lamoille County residents a reality.  Lamolle Home Health & Hospice programs span a lifetime from pre-natal education to the end-of-life. Talented and caring staff provide in-home services which include:

  • Skilled Nursing Care

  • High Technology Nursing

  • Rehabilitation Services –  including Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy

  • Medical Social Services

  • Licensed Nursing Assistants

  • Intake Coordination

  • Hospital Coordination

  • Telehealth

  • Wound, IV and Ostomy Care

  • Personal Care Attendants

54 Farr Ave.
Morrisville, VT 05661 

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Website

802-888-4651

kdemars@lhha.org

Lamoille Housing Partnership

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The Lamoille Housing Partnership (LHP) develops, renovates and maintains safe, decent, energy efficient affordable housing through rental, home ownership, or other means to low and moderate income persons and families living within Lamoille County and the Town of Hardwick. LHP provides such assistance without discrimination or prejudice using a combination of private and public funding partnerships.

P.O Box 637
Morrisville, VT 05661 

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Website

802-888-5714

kerrie@lamoillehousing.org

Lamoille Restorative Center

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Lamoille Restorative Center is a community-based agency established to address unlawful behaviors, support victims of crime, and promote healthy families and communities within the Lamoille Valley Region of Vermont.

Our Mission

Lamoille Restorative Center improves public safety and the well-being of the Lamoille Valley by fostering the dignity and resilience of individuals and families through restorative justice, relationship building and empowering self-sufficiency.

P.O Box 148
Hyde Park, VT 05655 

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Website

hhobart@lrcvt.org

Laraway Youth & Family Services

Laraway Youth and Family Services strives to help children and families learn, heal, grow.

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Laraway proudly serves children, youth and families from across Vermont, helping them to transform their lives for the better.

Our staff of highly skilled and compassionate professionals provides direct services, information and support to those in our care and to their parents, families and caregivers.

P.O Box 621
Johnson, VT 05656 

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Website

802-635-2805

gregs@laraway.org

MACC

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The Morristown Alliance for Culture and Commerce(MACC) mission is to help ensure a strong and viable downtown, north-end commercial district and riverfront. MACC serves the community by building upon our historic past, recognizing our existing assets and utilizing local knowledge, skills and resources.

P.O Box 748
Morrisville, VT 05661 

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Website

802-888-3048

pps.caleb@gmail.com

Meals on Wheels of Lamoille County, Inc.

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The mission of Meals on Wheels of Lamoille County (MOWLC) is to improve health and enhance the quality of life for our community elders by providing nutritious meals and social interaction. MOWLC does this by providing home-delivered meals throughout Lamoille County and Worcester Monday through Friday. MOWLC hosts congregate meals on Wednesday in Morrisville and on Tuesday & Thursday at the Johnson Senior Center.  If you are 60 or older and need help with nutritious meals, call us today to sign up over the phone.  There are no income requirements, and caregivers can qualify for meals, too. Suggested donation per meal is $4.00.  No one is turned away for their inability to pay. Call 802-888-5011 for more info or to sign up!

North Central Vermont Recovery Center

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The Recovery Center in Morrisville is a place to find information about recovery and substance abuse services, and to find people who have direct personal experience with the recovery process. Individuals can access support meetings, one-on-one coaching, substance-free social experiences, education, and referrals to other community organizations.

275 Brooklyn Street - #2; P.O Box 862
Morrisville, VT 05661 

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Website

802-851-8120

recovery@ncvrc.com

North Country Animal League

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North Country Animal League’s mission is to promote compassionate and responsible relationships between humans and animals. We do this through:

  • Adoptions

  • Education and Outreach

  • Spay/Neuter Programs

  • Support of Cruelty Prevention

  • Sheltering of Homeless Animals

16 Mountain View Meadow Rd
Morrisville, VT 05661 

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Website

802-888-5065

adopt@ncal.com

United Way of Lamoille County

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Most of us are able to lead a good life because we were taught the necessary life skills to be successful.  But for some, there are pieces of their life that are missing – family support, financial security, stable housing, job skills – just to name a few.   Imagine what it would be like if you never learned these skills? Without someone providing you with some guidance along the way, your chances of leading a stable life would be unlikely.

Our United Way works one-on-one with individuals and families to get to the root cause of what has been keeping them from being successful. Whether it’s job skills to secure full-time employment, financial training to teach someone how to live within their means or helping them reach their educational goals, we are able to make a significant difference in their lives. One of the people we recently worked with summed it up best when they said, “You completely changed my life.”

20 Morrisville Plaza, Suite B
Morrisville, VT 05661 

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Website

802-888-3252

unitedway@uwlamoille.org