PO Box 1517, Bennington, VT 05201

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Organizations Filed Purposes: To create and support a statewide network of designated family-centered programs in order to help all families get off to a healthy start. The goal of Sunrise is to strengthen families through educational & support services to families living in Bennington County and the surrounding areas; working in partnership with individuals, families, and communities to promote their healthy growth and development through encouragement of their strengths, expansion of their opportunities, and support in their time of stress.

CHILDREN'S INTEGRATED SERVICES - includes family support, early childhood and family mental health, specialized child care supports, early intervention, and nursing services. Early intervention, and nursing services are provided through contracts with community partners as are some of the early childhood and family mental health services. Sunrise staff provide family support through home visits to those seeking parenting supports, resource and referral guidance and help establishing attainable goals; and early childhood and family mental health services and general coordination and leadership to the project. CIS is designed to support pregnant women & families with children 6 and under. the coordinator oversees the larger community team and facilitates the intake and referral process. The childcare specialist accepts specialized childcare referrals and supports childcare providers with education and site visits.

ON-SITE EARLY CARE & EDUCATION SERVICES - The ECE program is a 5-star NAEYC-accredited childcare program for children ages 6 weeks to 3 years old where parents are encouraged to be involved in their children's education. The philosophy embraces the principles of Learning Together and staff are trained in family-centered, strength-based practices. Children of Opportunities students are given first priority for enrollment. Childcare financial subsidy is available for families that qualify.

FAMILY ADVOCACY (PRESERVATION) Bennington County's Intensive Home Based Service that serves families at risk of having a child placed outside of the home for a variety of reasons. FAP can also work with families where reunification with a child or children is the goal. Although the majority of families are referred by DCF (the local child protection agency) community members as well as families can refer themselves. All families are screened to assess the appropriateness of the Sunrise services for their needs. Advocates each work with a small number of families so they can provide intensive support, primarily with parenting.

Executives Listed on Filing

Total Salary includes financial earnings, benefits, and all related organization earnings listed on tax filing

NameTitleHours Per WeekTotal Salary
Denise MainExecutive Dir.40$63,715
Peter LawrenceVice Chair2$0
Jonathan CooperDirector2$0
Candler PolingDirector2$0
Kathy ThompsonSecretary2$0
Sharon CaveDirector2$0
Laurie BurdickChair2$0
Al BashevkinTreasurer2$0
Lacy SmithDirector2$0

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