Links to information on family friendly workplace practices:

Balancing Pregnancy and Work

Here are some helpful resources for balancing your pregnancy and work.

Bright Futures Child Care Information System

Help with finding child care options in your area and with financial support for child care.

Change the Story

A nonprofit working to align policy, program, and philanthropy to significantly improve women’s economic status in Vermont.

Creative Workforce Solutions

Offering innovative placement options to job seekers and employers, as well as information on tax incentives, accommodations, Invest EAP, training offsets and other services and workforce supports available to the business community.

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

Toolkit for adoption-friendly workplaces, offering education, information and a sample policy.

Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Program helping qualified mature workers with training and employment support.

Discounts on Insurances

Many VBSR members offer discounted insurances and other services to other VBSR members.

Financial Futures Program

Services for employee financial planning and financial skill-building: free or sliding scale fees.

Let’s Grow Kids

Provides education on the benefits and importance of child care and offers a free consultation program for businesses to help them understand their options. Also showcases case studies from several businesses.

VBSR Livable Jobs Toolkit

Our Livable Jobs Toolkit gives you practical advice on how to help your employees be financially secure while keeping your company profitable.’

Vermont 2-1-1
A database with detailed descriptions of programs and services that are provided by local community groups, social service and health-related agencies, government organizations, and others.

Vermont Association for Area Agencies on Aging

Referral resource for the needs of older Vermonters and their families, including options for caregiver support, health insurance counseling, transportation, senior nutrition programs including meals on wheels, adult day programs, home health services, housing alternatives, exercise and wellness programs and supports for Veterans to live independently in their own homes.

Vermont Child Care Resource

Offering education on and referrals for child care, as well as information and assistance with child care subsidies.

Vermont Works for Women

Work-readiness training, support and job placement for women seeking to enter the energy or construction industries, women who have been incarcerated, or other women who would benefit from additional support.

Workplaces for All

A comprehensive site offering information on workplace harassment and discrimination, including education, business practices, directory of trainers and where/how to file a complaint.

Worksite Wellness

Support and resources from the Health Department to help you help employees in taking steps to improve their health.


Sample family friendly policies

Sample Handbook
Please check back later – or feel free to share your policies with us.

VBSR Webinars

  • How to Support your Employees with Child Care Needs during COVID-19 (3/24/20) – watch here.
  • Coronavirus Response Toolkit for Workplaces and Families (3/27/20) – watch here.

Also see Inclusivity – Resources and Employee Benefits Resources.