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Support for Incarcerated Women

Vermont Works for Women (VWW) provides employment and career services for women who have a history with or are currently involved with the justice system.

Services are available for women at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility (CRCF) in South Burlington. Support includes a career resource center and career coaching. They also help women build skills, set goals, and develop and launch plans.

VWW takes a gender and trauma-responsive approach.

Learn more here.

Education & Transition Programs

Are you looking to find connection, clarity, and purpose in your life? Check out the programs offered by Mercy Connections. They offer a range of workshops to help Vermonters lead fulfilling and independent lives. Classes can help you build leadership skills, writing skills, or even prepare you for your American Citizenship Test.

Learn more or view the upcoming class and program schedule.


A pre-apprenticeship program in the trades for women and gender non-conforming individuals. Trailblazers requires no experience, is 7 weeks long, and offers:

  • Hands-on training covering core trades skills
  • Nationally recognized certifications
  • A safe and welcoming learning environment
  • Mentorship for career planning and apprenticeship placement

Learn more about taking the next step with Trailblazers here.

Career Support for Women and Gender Non-Conforming Individuals

Find the support you need if you are a woman or gender non-conforming individual looking to take the next step in your career or life. Vermont Works for Women offers support to people in Chittenden and Franklin counties with:

  • Job search planning
  • Setting short-term and long-term career goals
  • Career exploration
  • Looking for further education or training opportunities
  • Financial coaching
  • And much more!

Reach out to a member of the Vermont Works for Women team.