How you can help us help others during these unprecedented times

 We are currently experiencing a new way of life that not many could have anticipated. As we all work to navigate these seemingly unpredictable and challenging times together the Springfield Family Center continues to change and adapt to meet the growing need for our community. Unexpected layoffs and unpaid time off of work have impacted many in a significant way.


In direct response to the rapidly shifting economy the Springfield Family Center has tracked a rise in the number of individuals and families who are needing to access the food shelf and daily pre-made lunches. We anticipate that this trend will continue as many seek out new ways to keep food on their tables.


We’re asking for your help. If you are able, please consider food or monetary donations to help us keep our food shelf stocked. We are also in need of “to go” containers, brown paper lunch bags, aluminum foil and sandwich bags. If you are currently unable to donate, another way you could help would be to share this post.


As always, the Springfield Family Center proudly serves Vermont residents in Springfield, North Springfield and Baltimore communities.


Thank you for all you are doing! 

Together we will get through this!

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Additional COVID-19 Information

Dear Friends of the Springfield Family Center:

In the interest of the health and safety of staff, volunteers and guests accessing services and in compliance with Governor Phil Scott's order pertaining to social distancing, Springfield Family Center is implementing the additional safety precautions effective immediately:

If you are picking up a lunch or food box, we are asking that only one person come on the porch to the window at a time. If you have others in your party, please ask them to wait for you in the parking lot.

When you arrive for your food pick up, please wait until the porch is empty before coming up to pick up your food. Everyone has a scheduled appointment and will have the opportunity to pick up. We will make sure folks are getting what they need.

 Please use the hand sanitizer we have provided prior to filling out any forms or collecting food. 

If you have come in contact with someone who is in quarantine or has been confirmed positive, we ask or you are not feeling well yourself, we ask that you please use a face mask. We are happy to provide one for you.

 Thank you for helping us in continuing to "flatten the curve" in the spread of COVID-19. We are all in this together and have to look out for one another's health and safety. We appreciate your support and understanding. Be well.

COVID-19 Update

Due to the rapidly changing situation with respect to COVID-19, the Springfield Family Center will be changing some procedures for community meals, internal services and food shelf assistance in interest of  safety our staff, volunteers and guests. 


In an effort to help “flatten the curve,” Springfield Family Center effective immediately will be implementing the following safety precautions:


All community lunches will be prepped and handed out to go. There will be no congregate meals (sit down lunches) until further notice.


All internal services (drop-in-center, laundry, shower) will be closed until further notice.


Food Shelf procedure: Please call ahead to make an appointment at (802) 885-3646. We are happy to assist you in putting together your food box. A friendly reminder that the food shelf is open Monday, Tuesday & Friday 9:00-11:30 and 12:30-2:30.


Please keep checking back for any other updates as things develop. Thank you for your understanding and help in keeping each other healthy

About Us

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Our Mission

 We are a community-based organization dedicated to providing help and fostering hope to individuals and families in the communities of Springfield, North Springfield and Baltimore.  

Meet Our Team

Trisha Paradis, Executive Director

Trisha Paradis, Executive Director

Trisha Paradis, Executive Director

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Trisha Paradis is a Vermont native who grew up in southern, Vermont. She graduated from  Castleton University where she studied psychology and education. Over the past 18 years, Trisha has had experience working in both medical and human services fields. She began her career working in clinical research, assisting individuals facing cognitive impairment. During her time there, she worked in several capacities including business management and clinical research coordination; it was in this setting she realized her passion for working with people. Later, she shared her passion at a non-profit organization that provides care to people with intellectual disabilities. She again served many roles and provided clinical direction, supervision and quality assurance. Most recently, Trisha service as executive director of a small non-profit social services organization. Here she collaborated with community organizations, fostered programming, and secured funding opportunities.  Trisha is delighted to be continuing her passion for helping others as a part of the team at the Springfield Family Center.

James Harris, Program Director

Trisha Paradis, Executive Director

Trisha Paradis, Executive Director

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James Harris, a Military Veteran comes to Springfield Family Center with an extensive background in managing shelters. He is a world traveler and brings many creative passions to his work.

Board of Directors

Lindsy Mack, President

Pastor George Keeler, Vice President

Paul Cioffi, Treasurer

Tara Chase, Secretary 

Ruben Jennings

Volunteers Needed

Help us make a difference

 

Are you passionate about what we're doing?  


Volunteers help make our mission a reality.  We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. 


There are a number of volunteer opportunities available including:


  •  helping in our food shelf,
  •  picking up food orders, 
  • assisting with the front desk 
  • fundraising activities. 


We're excited to have you join the team! 

Donate Now

Your support and contributions enable us to carry out our important mission to the communities we serve.


Thank You For Helping Us Help Others!


"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much" Helen Keller

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