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Single Parents Program

It isn’t easy being a single parent and student at the same time. The Single Parents Program at Champlain College provides students with supports from case management to community events. Program highlights include:

  • Full tuition scholarship for financially eligible students
  • Community workshops and activities
  • On campus support services including one-on-one individualized supports and free in-person and online tutoring, mental health counseling, and career advising
  • Off campus supports from a number of community and statewide organizations

Learn more about the Single Parents Program from Champlain College.



Reach Up

The Reach Up program helps parents gain job skills and seek work in order to improve your finances, support your children, and reach your goals. Eligibility is based on a number of factors including your income, living expenses, resources, and who lives with you. Reach Up is administered by the Vermont Department of Children and Families. Benefits include:

  • Services that support work
  • Cash assistance to help pay for basic necessities
  • Case management

Learn more and apply for Reach Up.




Strengthening Working Families Initiative

The Strengthening Working Families Initiative (SWIFI) helps parents get the skills and support they need to get well paying jobs. SWIFI participants receive:

  • No cost training in manufacturing that leads to industry recognized credentials
  • Support services including childcare, transportation and more.
  • Training supports

Learn more and apply for the SWIFI program.

Vermont High School Completion Program

A program designed to help high schoolers at risk of dropping out finish your high school diploma. This program helps students understand what are the skills and topics they need to learn in order to graduate from high school. Students can take part in many different kinds of learning activities that fit with their interests and career goals. Learn more about the Vermont High School Completion Program.

Education and Outreach Counselors

A VSAC Education and Outreach Counselor can offer you advice on your education and training options as you prepare for your future. Education and outreach counselors offer the following to people all across the state:

  • Making decisions about your career
  • Planning for your education and training
  • Choosing a college or technical center
  • Financial aid

Learn more or talk to a VSAC counselor today.

A view of the Randolph Center Campus in the fall


Job Skills Training for Parents

Access job skills training and other support to help you find a stable job. The Lund Center focuses on providing parents in Chittenden county the support they need as parents and for their kids.

Get involved with the Lund Family Center today.