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“I love working with parents as they help their children learn and grow.”

Jessica Whitney, RN
Maternal and Child Health

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A Home Away From Home

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Tim Barcomb and his family felt helpless and overwhelmed as they struggled to care for Tim's father, Floyd, whose pancreatic cancer had advanced beyond a possible cure. Then, they heard about Vermont Respite House.

"We walked into Respite House and found a comfortable, warm atmosphere that felt like a home," Tim said. "The staff and nursing care was outstanding. They not only made my father feel at ease in his last days, but they also supported his family and friends who surrounded him in his final hours."

Tim and his family will be forever grateful for the care Floyd received and for the final moments they were able to spend with him.

Gifts from our generous community allow us to provide care at Respite House, our home away from home for people with terminal illness. Please consider a gift to the Vermont Respite House Annual Fund and help us continue to care for families like Tim's.

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VNA Blog

Boots-on-the-Ground Perspective

July 28, 2014

Social worker, case manager, advocate, friendly face, interested listener, teacher, health care provider. Saint. These are but some of the "faces" of the two providers I followed during the Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties' Community Visits program.

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Being a Dad

May 30, 2014

My partner, Dana, and my son, Ezra, and I were sitting around at my mom's house eating dinner. My cousin had just had a baby, so the discussion moved to how hard it is to transition into the role of being a parent, even if it is something you have planned and wanted and dreamed of for a long time. Being a dad to Ezra has intensified every aspect of my life - I have reached levels of joy, love and peace I had never imagined possible.

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