Family Connectivity Project

The Family Connectivity Project is a collaboration of Building Bright Futures, United Way, The Family Center of Washington County, Good Beginnings of Central Vermont, WNOC-RRCC, and rbTech. Our goal is to ensure that families with children 0 to 5 can access virtual or phone-in services from community service providers during this COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, we aim to help families with barriers to access that result from poor internet or cell service or lack of a device or other appropriate technology.

Because of the variable nature of cell service and broadband access in our small, rural state, we anticipate the need to tailor solutions to each family’s circumstance including: lack of a device, no internet, no cellular service, no minutes, no data, digital literacy issues, and financial limitations on sustaining connectivity.

Below you will find information for service providers on how to refer a family and for community members who want to contribute by volunteering or donating. For more information, contact connectivity@gmunitedway.org.


Do you serve families with children who are ages 5 or younger?
If so, we may be able to help your families stay connected to service providers. Fill out this survey so we understand your client’s needs and we will be in touch.
Have a device you can donate to a family?
Use this link to find information about what devices we are seeking and how you can donate a device through our convenient pick-up system.
DONATE to support families in this challenging time. Choose “Connectivity Project” from the Areas of Focus.
Volunteer

We are looking for folks to help as delivery drivers, coordinators, tech buddies, and more!
Click here to learn more.

Thank you to all of the partners working together to help families to connect to care!