Outcomes We Want For Children and Families
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Budget Information

Budget Information

Total Program Budget FY 2018: $1,657,898

PRIMARY APPROPRIATION #: 3440030000

PROGRAM # (if applicable): 603600

Total FY2018 Appropriation: $1,657,898

TOTAL PROGRAM BUDGET 2018: $1,657,898

What We Do

Strengthening Families Child Care provides grants to 40 community child care programs throughout Vermont to ensure affordable access to high quality comprehensive early care and education and afterschool programs for children and families challenged by economic instability and other environmental risk factors.

Who We Serve

These grants serve:

  • Children/families eligible for and participating in the CDD Child Care Financial Assistance Program (at least 25% of enrolled children).
  • Children/families who are receiving specialized child care services: including children with an open case with the Family Services Division of the Department for Children and Families (including foster children), children in families participating in Reach Up, refugee children and teen parents.
How We Impact

The following impacts on intended by these grants:

  • Documented use of the Center for Social Policy Strengthening Families Program Assessment tool through submission of outcomes and related program plan.
  • Continuity of care improves as measured by attendance records and compared to participants in CCFAP including specialized care in other non Strengthening Families programs.
  • 70% of parents report positive family experiences (protective factors) as part of their overall experience of having an enrolled child in the program.
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HY2 2016
1,816
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6%
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HY2 2016
1,178
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2016
94%
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3%
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What We Do

The Office of Child Support (OCS) helps to obtain financial support for families with children by:

  1. Establishing, enforcing and modifying child support orders for children who do not live with both parents
  2. Establishing and enforcing medical insurance provisions in court orders
  3. Collecting, recording and distributing child support payments through the OCS Registry
  4. Establishing parentage when children are born outside of marriage
Who We Serve

Populations served:

  1. Parents entitled to medical and child support
  2. Parents obligated to pay medical and child support
  3. Guardians entitled to medical and child support
  4. States seeking assistance in Vermont courts
How We Impact

The Office of Child Support improves the economic security of children and families in Vermont.

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2015
16,864
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2015
18,884
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73%
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What We Do

Economic Services administers several public benefits that help Vermonters meet their basic needs. Those benefits include - Reach Up, 3SquaresVT, Essential Person, Fuel Assistance and Lifeline.

Who We Serve

Economic Services helps to put three health meals on folks tables every day, helps with a heating crisis during the winter months, helps individuals and families with emergency basic needs, helps people to pay part of their home heating bills, helps provide supports to households with dependent children and helps people to afford phone services.

How We Impact
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Q2 2017
1,319
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Q3 2016
169
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Q3 2016
13.00%
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Q2 2017
1,131
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31%
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Q2 2017
102
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Q2 2017
135
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Q2 2017
545
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27%
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2017
1,117
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-25%
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