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Your Voice Matters. You Can Make a Difference.
The VFF is here to support you to use your voice and experiences to inform the system of care in a way that will improve policies and practices, which will in turn improve support and services for all families. In some cases, you are eligible for a stipend for your time and expertise.
View Our Current Opportunities Below
Call 800-639-6071 or contact us online for more information.
Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Standing Committees are required advisory groups involving people receiving services and others not employed by the department of Mental Health or the local designated Mental Health Agency.
In every legislative session- January through May- there is opportunity for consumers, individuals and families to share their perspective and story. Most often this happens via a phone call or email to your legislator, a visit to the statehouse in Montpelier or a local legislative breakfast.
Act 264 Advisory Board
The Advisory Board is made up of nine members appointed by the governor, including equal members of parents, advocates, and providers. The Board’s purpose is to advise the Secretary of the Agency of Human Services, the Commissioners for Mental Health, Child Welfare, and Education.
Act 264 Regional Parent Representatives
Provide technical assistance to a Treatment Team to implement a successful Coordinated Service Plan and to help develop the system of care in that region.
Department of Education staff use a variety of methods to monitor local educational agencies (LEAS) including focused monitoring activities and desk review activities to investigate LEA performance, especially in areas of low performance or noncompliance.
VFF Board of Directors
The Vermont Federation of Families is always looking for interested family members/parents and youth/young adults to join our Board of Directors.
Youth in Transition Grant (various)
Young adults, families/adult allies and community partners collaborate to develop a system of care to support transition to adulthood. The system builds upon the strengths of young adults and creates an array of specialized mental health and related services to meet their unique and changing needs. The system also fosters young adult leadership.